The White Cat: An Old French Fairy Tale Retold by Robert D. San Souci is published by Orchard Books New York, 1990. Illustrated by Gennady Spirin. The dust jacket has a gold foil "reinforced binding" sticker affixed to the spine and the jacket is price clipped. The binding is tight and the inside pages are clean and unmarked. The condition is very good.
This dramatic retelling of an old French fairy tale is a powerful story of friendship, love, and loyalty. From his first encounter with the beautiful White Cat, the prince is entranced by her generosity and kindness. Using her unique powers, the White Cat enables the prince to fulfill his father's three requests--feats that will determine who is to inherit the kingdom. And when the White Cat is threatened by the evil wizard who holds her in his power, the prince battles the wizard, who has transformed himself into a hideous two-headed creature. The prince fights bravely, not knowing how crucial the defeat of the beast will be to himself, the kingdom, and the White Cat herself. Gennady Spirin's lavish, richly detailed paintings evoke the mystery, intrigue, and beauty of this classic story.