Maya and Cat is an inspiring picture book about friendship and resilience from one of Australia’s most renowned author–illustrators.
On a roof, as wet as a seal, as grey as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr. What does Cat want most? Feather boas? Pretty pink shoelaces? 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 is Caroline's first book with Walker.
Affectionate and evocative
Kids' Book Review
With atmospheric watercolor washes and an indomitable and eccentrically styled protagonist, this is a story that even those skeptical of feline charms will find easy to love
This book demonstrates the work of a gifted artist and story teller
Trevor Cairney Blog
This is the ultimate cosy tale. A story of courage and friendship, set in a wild and stormy cityscape. Expressive and moody illustrations, gorgeous poetic language, and an ending that is just too sweet.
The Golden Adventures
Maya & Cat is a lovely story with engaging illustrations for little people.
Blog of Dad
There is so much to love about this book. Maya and Cat is a gorgeous book and highly recommended for anyone who has ever cared for a cat, or any animal for that matter.
Kids' Book Review
Magerl’s language is beautifully poetic
Sharon Greenaway Reviews
Caroline Magerl has a very distinctive style of illustration and this book does not disappoint.
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