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Kip the Enchanted Cat, by Adrienne Segur

Magic Cats


The Magic Cats page is back! You can find other illustrations by these artists on the individual artist pages at Art Passions and the Fairy Tale Art page.

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots, 'Le Maitre Chat' (the Master Cat), is part of a collection of eight short stories published in 1697 under the title Stories or Tales from the Past, with Morals (Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des moralités), with the subtitle Tales of Mother Goose (Contes de ma mŔre l'oye). Like all our classic fairy tales, the storytelling tradition of Puss in Boots predates its publication. As far as we know, they were first written down by the Frenchman Charles Perrault (1628-1703), The other titles in the set - some also very well known - are Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, The Fairies, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Cowlick Ricky, and Tom Thumb. An interesting note: Charles Perrault published the stories under the name of his son Pierre.


Maxfield Parrish - Puss in Boots

Warwick Goble - Puss in Boots

Unknown - Perrault's Fairy Tales - Le Chat Botté

Gustave Doré Puss in Boots 1

Gustave Doré Puss in Boots 2

Gustave Doré Puss in Boots 3

Walter Crane - Puss in Boots

You can read the story by clicking on the images.


Walter Crane Puss in Boots 1

Walter Crane Puss in Boots 2

Walter Crane Puss in Boots 3

Walter Crane Puss in Boots 4

Walter Crane Puss in Boots 5

Walter Crane Puss in Boots 6

Rudyard Kipling - The Cat That Walked by Himself (Read the story )


Rudyard Kipling - The Cat That Walked by Himself

Arthur Rackham

(from the Poetic Eddas) : Freyja is the most renowned of the goddesses; she has in heaven the dwelling called Fˇlkvangr... Her hall Sessr˙mnir is great and fair. When she goes forth, she drives her cats and sits in a chariot.

Arthur Rackham - Freya and her Cat


Arthur Rackham - frontispiece to Irish Fairy Tales

Arthur Rackham - There was an old Woman Who Lived Under a Hill

Adrienne Segur - Cats from The Fairy Tale Book


Adrienne Segur - Kip the Enchanted Cat

Adrienne Segur - Puss In Boots

Adrienne Segur - Queen Cat

Adrienne Segur - Cats from My Big Book of Cat Stories

These illustrations also appear Le Chat Jérémie et autres histoires de chats.

The Cat, the Fox, and the Little Rooster (1 of 2)
The Cat, the Fox, and the Little Rooster (2 of 2)
Jeremy the Cat, Lord of the Forest
The Owl and the Pussycat
How Cats Came to Purr
Babay Yaga's Cat
Baba Yaga's Cat (end mark)
Three Who Spun (1 of 2)
Three Who Spun (2 of 2)
The Cat and the Sick Chicken
The Cat with the Crooked Tail
Queen Cat (single)
Queen Cat (1 of 2)
Queen Cat (2 of 2)
The Talking Cat
The Repentant Cat
The Boy who Drew Cats
The Tip of the Tail of the Cat
Butter-Ears the Cat
The Legend of Patripat the Cat
That Stupid Jack and his Cat