When Maya sees a lost cat sitting in the rain, she sets out to find where it belongs in this gentle story about friendship and kindness from a distinguished Australian author–illustrator.
On a roof, as wet as a seal, as grey as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr.
What can Maya offer to get Cat down? Feather boas? A pompom on a stick? A boatful of fish under a tiny tin sail – or perhaps something much more valuable?
Affectionate and evocative, Maya and Cat follows a child’s kindly impulse to an unexpected conclusion.
Caroline Magerl was born near Frankfurt in Germany and came to Australia when she was two. She lived on the yacht her family built until she was fourteen. In 2001 Caroline won the Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for new talent in children's book illustration for her picture book Grandma's Shoes (written by Libby Hathorn). Since then she has been awarded a May Gibbs Fellowship and received an ASA children's picture book grant to work on her book Hasel and Rose. Nowadays she is a full-time artist, illustrator and printmaker. Maya and Cat was Caroline's first book with Walker.
Affectionate and evocative
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