Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Billy the Condominium Cat

Billy, The Condominium Cat, written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina

Published in 1980 by Addison-Wesley

SYNOPSIS: Billy and Bianca’s story is not an uncommon one in American life, where so many older people are separated from their families. The elderly cat and his retired mistress spend their days alone in a Florida condominium wistfully dreaming of the things they’ve left behind a little house in New Hampshire, delightfully naughty nephews, cheerfully bubbly nieces. Full of warmth, simplicity, and charm, this is the story of an old cat and an old woman who miss their children and enjoy their visits, but who value their peace and quiet.

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