Mama Liszt, Papa Liszt, Winifred, Edward, Frederick and Grandpa Liszt make lists all day long. So does their cat. Then one day a visitor arrives. He's not on anyone's list. Will the Liszts be able to make room on their lists for this new visitor? What will they do when something unexpected happens?
Kyo Maclear's quirky, whimsical story is perfectly brought to life with the witty, stunning illustrations of debut picture book artist Júlia Sardà. Discover this humorous, poignant and unforgettable celebration of spontaneity.
Kyo Maclear (Author)
Kyo Maclear is a self-professed spork – her father is British and her mother is Japanese. She was born in England, but moved to Canada at a young age. Kyo lives in Toronto with her two sons, two cats, a musican and a truckload of books.
Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
Júlia Sardà is an illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Júlia started working as colorist in a studio which made the editorial merchandising for Disney/Pixar and then moved on to freelancing two years later. Now focusing on children’s illustration, Júlia has had the chance to illustrate some incredible debut fiction and everlasting classics.
A joy… Júlia Sardá’s illustrations are dark, dream-like, detailed.
A book to get lost in; Sardà’s artwork is resplendent in detail, character and texture
Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Edward Gorey and The Addams Family, this is a picture book to treasure.
Simply enchanting in all its quirks
Sardà’s stylish spreads carry a whiff of Wes Anderson.
Completely original, wonderful to look at, funny and intriguing, this is one to add to your list of must-haves.
Lovereading4Kids, November 2016 Debut of the Month
A highly playful story of a list-making family and sumptuously produced – a beautiful gift for children and adults alike.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Eccentric and baroque
Early Years Educator
A deliciously dark and curiously captivating picture book
A whimsical and wonderful tale which somehow managesto combine The Royal Tenenbaums with An Inspector Calls
A totally unique story re-enforcing the need to live for the moment, The Liszts provides an offbeat and unconventional fable and a most memorable one at that.
Picture Books Blogger
One of the most intensely intriguing books to appear on my shelf in ever such a long time
The Booksniffing Pug blog
With a quirky gothic feel to it, this near nonsensical tale is likely to appeal to adults as much as children.
Red Reading Hub