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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

By Alicia Potter
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

The conquering of fear is celebrated in this stunning book from two rising stars of picture book making – Kate Greenaway shortlisted Birgitta Sif and Alicia Potter.

From Kate Greenaway shortlisted illustrator Birgitta Sif and acclaimed new author, Alicia Potter, comes a tale with many tails, perfect for cat lovers everywhere! This book is full of scaredy cats. Cats terrified of mice, cats frightened of birds; cats who can’t pounce, cats who won’t purr. Miss Hazeltine takes them all into her Home for Shy and Fearful Cats and she teaches them everything she knows: "Bird Basics", "How Not to Fear the Broom" and how to “Hold your tails high! Arch your backs! Think good thoughts!” But under the bed hides nervous little Crumb... Will Miss Hazeltine be able to help the most shy and fearful kitty of them all? Stunningly illustrated by Birgitta Sif, this is a story about conquering your fears, being brave and finding your moment to shine.

  • Birgitta's atmospheric, increasingly-recognisable artwork perfectly complements Alicia's suspenseful and lovingly-crafted narrative.
  • A delightful exploration of the universal challenge to be big and brave, Miss Hazeltine salutes those special people who encourage and empower us.

About the author

Alicia Potter is the author of two picture books: Fritz Danced the Fandango, illustrated by Ethan Long (Scholastic) and the forthcoming Mrs. Harkness and the Panda, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet (Knopf). She is a children's book reviewer for FamilyFun and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Alicia Potter lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

About the illustrator

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Birgitta Sif lived in and around Scandanavia and America while growing up. She completed her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer in New York before enrolling on Anglia Ruskin’s Illustration MA course in Cambridge. Her debut picture book, Oliver, won the Icelandic Dimmalimm Prize, was endorsed by Amnesty and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Birgitta lives with her family in Sweden. Find her online at www.birgittasif.com and on twitter as @birgittasif.

ISBN: 9781406362381
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Dimensions: 195 x 278mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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