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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, this is a story about conquering your fears, being brave and finding your moment to shine.

  • Ideal for cat lovers - the art is positively brimming with adorable little moggies (and an especially cute cat protagonist!)
  • Birgitta's debut picture book, Oliver, was endorsed by Amnesty and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal
  • Birgitta's atmospheric, increasingly-recognizable artwork perfectly complements Alicia's suspenseful and lovingly-crafted narrative.

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 the USA, in Boston. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Birgitta Sif lived in and around Scandanavia and America while growing up, and worked as a graphic designer in New York before enrolling on Anglia Ruskin’s Illustration MA course. Her debut picture book, Oliver, was endorsed by Amnesty and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her other picture books include Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance and Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing,written by Hiawyn Oram. Birgitta lives with her family in Cambridge. Find her online at www.birgittasif.com and on Twitter as @birgittasif.

About the illustrator

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Birgitta Sif lived in and around Scandanavia and America while growing up, and worked as a graphic designer in New York before enrolling on Anglia Ruskin TMs Illustration MA course. Her debut picture book, Oliver, was endorsed by Amnesty and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her other picture books include Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance and Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing, written by Hiawyn Oram.

ISBN: 9781406362398
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Dimensions: 195 x 278mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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