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"Caroline Altman has written a charming children's book about an amusing cat who lives with a soprano and finds his way to the Opera House....  It is such an engaging story that I think kids will just love it.  And I adore the illustrations. The best role of my career is that of "Nana," so I am familiar with hundreds of children's books that appeal to many ages.  I think this is a winner and that there is a door open for many more books describing the adventures of Indy.   It is delightful!"  

--Frederica von Stade, Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano

The Indy Stories

One Cat's Quest for Cultural Adventure...

His First Book  

Indy at the Opera

by Caroline Louise Altman

Illustrations by Joel Altman

Join Indy as he ventures into the magical world of music, theater, art, and culture, encountering Opera, Shakespeare, Commedia, Greek Drama, Impressionism, Ancient Architecture, and culinary splendor.  Expertly hosted by the native animals of each country or culture, Indy experiences each new artful idea through the eyes of the experts, while immersing himself fully in each world–with ample time for naps and meditation of course!  So pawprint that passport and join Indy!

First up–read about Indy’s leap into the world of Grand Opera, as he explores his mewsical tones, and sorts out the difference between storytelling and real life–with the help of his eccentric guide, Glissando, the Russian Blue Diva of Music and Drama!





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You can also find Indy at the Opera at these fine shops:

  • San Francisco Opera Shop

  • Books, Inc at Opera Plaza SF

  • Alley Cat Books, SF

  • Pegasus Books (3 locations)

  • Great Good Place for Books, Oakland

  • Walden Pond Books, Oakland

  • Laurel Books, Oakland

  • The Kennedy Center Gift Shop, Washington DC.

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