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Calçot

Calçot the Cathedral Cat and the Eyes in the Wall

The illustrated children's story of a young cat who likes to solve mysteries in Tarragona's Old Town

Calçot the Cathedral Cat and the Eyes in the Wall

The illustrated children's story of a young cat who likes to solve mysteries in Tarragona's Old Town

"Intended to awaken an interest in reading in English for young learners in Tarragona"

Pat Mullarkey

Pat Mullarkey

The Author: Pat Mullarkey comes from Portland USA and works as an English teacher with English Tarragona. She has a masters in Children's Literature from the Eastern Michigan University.

"What do the Old Section and library of Tarragona have in common? They are full of stories. Stories of the past, stories of the present, and stories about the future. If you listen, you can hear the human voices. But there are also animal voices.

The first time I saw the cathedral’s courtyard there were several cats sleeping. I heard a sound and looked up. There was an orange and white cat perched on a high ledge. It looked at me as if to say, “This is my home, too!” I continued to explore. I noticed a hole in an old wall. Looking out at me was another cat! Another story to tell. If you listen, you will hear the stories." - Pat Mullarkey

Paúl Sánchez

Paúl Sánchez

 

The Illustrator: Paúl Sánchez, locally based artist who creates illustration and games. For more information about Paúl's other projects, check out his webpage here.

"From the moment I was approached with the idea for the book, I found it a real challenge to think how to visually express the story. Remembering my own childhood, when books took me to a land of fantasy and adventure, helped and I was keen to achieve the same effect with this book. I spent some months following cats around the old town to observe how they acted, and to see if they really do solve mysteries as in the book! 

To produce the illustrations, I decided to combine two painting techniques; watercolour for the backgrounds and chalk for the characters. In this way it became easier to position the characters in the scenes, just the way the book indicated."

 

 

At English Tarragona, we're always looking for different ways to introduce English into the lives of our students. It's for this reason that we organise our weekly English Corner, we provide dance classes for children, cultural excursions and photography and literature workshops. With this philosophy of doing things differently we decided to create this book.

Included with the book is a translation in Spanish or Catalan so that parents who don't know English can understand and enjoy the story with their children.