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The second book in Abby's
Children's Book series, Tosca's
Paris Adventure
, is out in
hardback. See below for details.


Tosca the Cat in Manhattan, by Abby WassermanTosca the Cat in Manhattan

Originally created in 1995 as a wedding gift for Abby's oldest son and his wife, Tosca the Cat in Manhattan tells the whimsical story of a contemporary New York couple, Poire and Poireau, who live with their adopted cat, Tosca, in Manhattan.

The story introduces their families and friends, and details how they do everything with their beloved Tosca. One rainy day Poireau proposes marriage and Poire accepts. They shop for wedding clothes and select music for the reception. Tosca participates in all the festivities until Poire and Poireau leave for their honeymoon. Then something unexpected happens.

Abby is creating new drawings for Tosca the Cat in Manhattan and hopes to publish it in the future. The book is bilingual, with a French translation by Geneviève Laverne.



Tosca's Paris Adventure, by Abby WassermanTosca's Paris Adventure

The first hardback edition of Tosca's Paris Adventure (32 pages, Conflu:X Press) includes a full French translation by Aurélie A. Vincent, pronunciation guide, and glossary. It is most appropriate for children aged 3 to 8. For more information, readers' comments, a preview of the book, and ordering information, go to the Tosca's Paris Adventure page. The book sells for $15.95 plus shipping. To order a personally inscribed copy, contact Abby at abby.wasserman@gmail.com. Below are four illustrations from the story.
 
Tosca's Paris Adventure illustration Tosca's Paris Adventure illustration
Tosca's Paris Adventure illustration Tosca's Paris Adventure illustration



Tosca’s Island Adventure, by Abby WassermanTosca’s Island Adventure

The third book in the series takes place on an island in the Mediterranean where Poire, Poireau and Tosca have gone camping. On a hike, they are followed by three mysterious characters who look like Poireau but are skinnier and pointier. They are in fact wild leeks--poireaux sauvages--and they take our friends unwillingly to the mountains.

Tosca’s Island Adventure is in progress.

All text and images © 2005-2016 Abby Wasserman unless otherwise stated