The Cat from Hunger Mountain, Ed Young's latest book, has been selected as a New York Times "Best Illustrated" 2016. The book has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly.
Kirkus Reviews wrote, "A wealthy lord has everything, yet it’s never enough until deprivation teaches him life’s true riches. Lying in luxury atop Hunger Mountain, a haughty cat lord lives in excess. His clothes are spun from silk and gold, and he always leaves his bowl of the finest rice half eaten. But a drought begins, and famine spreads....Finally, starving and alone, the lord ventures out and must beg for food. When a kindly monk gives him a spoonful of rice—the grains of which were collected from the cat’s wasted extravagance at Hunger Mountain—the lord finally understands what it means to be blessed. The well-paced fable is visually stunning, as photographs, textured paper, string, and other materials combine into magnificent paper collage illustrations.... In a time when almost all illustrators use digital manipulation, this artist only needs paper and scissors to assemble a brilliant image. Young is at the height of his powers in this fable that offers a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. A visual masterpiece."