Professor Buber and His Cats

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Preschool

Nine is just the right number

Ketem the cat is looking for a new home. Professor Buber’s house looks like a good place to live, but the local cats tell Ketem the famous writer doesn’t want any pets. He once let his cat distract him when a man came to him for advice, say the cats. Since then, no more cats, they say. But Ketem has a plan to make Professor Buber’s house his own, and enlists a group of neighborhood cats to help. Based on a true story of Martin Buber’s cats.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Preschool
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-11-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV004010, JUV033020, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator note, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Susan Tarcov

Susan Tarcov grew up next to the Bronx Zoo, a great inspiration for writing children's books. She is married, has three children, and lives in Chicago. Her previous books include Maya Prays for Rain, Raisins and Almonds: A Yiddish Lullaby, The Rabbi and His Donkey, and Professor Buber and His Cats.

Illustrator: Fotini Tikkou

Fotini Tikkou is an illustrator from Greece, now living in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts. Her work includes children's books, editorial illustrations, and handmade ceramics.


Jewish Book Council

“A fan­ci­ful weav­ing of facts and dream-like thoughts, this gen­tle, enchant­i­ng book enhances real­i­ty as it intro­duces young read­ers to a his­tor­i­cal fig­ure they may nev­er have encountered.”―Jewish Book Council

Sydney Taylor Shmooze

“A wonderful early childhood introduction to one of the great Jewish thinkers and philosophers.”—Sydney Taylor Shmooze