Foreword Reviews

The Artist Who Loved Cats

The Inspiring Tale of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen

The Artist Who Loved Cats is a rhyming picture book biography of artist Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, the creator of the iconic Le Chat Noir Cabaret posters created in 19th-century Paris. The book opens in modern-day France, when little Antoinette notices a bronze sculpture in the window of her favorite antique store and begs shopkeeper Monsieur Arvieux and his clever cat Noir to tell her about the artist. A celebration of art, inspiration and following your heart to create a life that you love.

Rights Contact
Courtenay Fletcher <>
2019 Parents' Choice Gold Award and 2019 SCBWI Spark Honor Winner
Book Website
Susan S. Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher (illustrator)
Inner Flower Child Books
Publication Date
Jun 6, 2019
Our Review
Stroll along Rue Montcalm or enter a Parisian cabaret through this charming biography of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen that celebrates the excitement of France in the late 1800s. The artist was known for his post-war lithographs and penchant for depicting felines, and replicas of his iconic... Read More