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Maya & Cat

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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 an
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by Walker Books Australia
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My review of this book will appear on the CBCA's Reading Time web site in coming weeks. ...more
Alison Stegert
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Elegant, whimsical and sweet—Caroline Magerl achieves the trifecta of picture book perfection through a simple story with her lush illustrations.

The story - Maya finds Cat. Or perhaps Cat finds Maya. They share a quietly quirky adventure that seems fated to end sadly.

The art - Gorgeous watercolour and pen drawings convey movement, emotion and potentiality. For me, there are faint echoes of Sendak but with more whimsy and elegance and a brighter palette.

In sum, it’s a joy to read and a treasure
Dimity Powell
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-lit
I am so in love with Maya and Cat. Imagined out of the end of the magnificent Caroline Magerl's brush, these two unassuming characters will steal your heart then replace it with something altogether superior. Maya's discovery of Cat one colourless wet day soon trickles into a friendship which pools into a quiet mutual understanding that sets Maya on a determined quest - to find Cat's home. Cat follows politely behind her eventually guiding Maya to her usual abode and an afternoon of teacakes.

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May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is a very wet day when Maya sees Cat perched high on a rooftop, as wet as a seal. Cat won't come down until Maya manages to coax her with a tin of fish. One of the windows must be Cats' home, so Maya leads her on a journey to find the person who belongs to her. Cat follows politely, but in the end, it is Cat who leads Maya to a home with a surprise waiting just for her.
With poetic description as painterly as the pictures, this is a peaceful, kind story of caring, friendship and persistence; o
Anna Davidson
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-fiction
Animal lovers will delight in this lovely story about a lost cat. Beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming ending.
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
A young girl Maya meets a lost cat and befriends it.

Maya helps her new friend to find her way home. When they did find the owners and returned the cat.

I love the illustrations of this story.
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A cat rescue mission with a happy twist at the end! I adored this book.
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The youngest member of the household is going through a cat phase so I was not surprised to see this picture book come home from the library.

This is a very sweet story about the impulse to help others. Good choice, child-of-mine. <3
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Caroline Magerl was born in a small German town near Frankfurt and came to Australia when she was two. Soon after, in a suburban Sydney backyard, her parents built a yacht which became a home and way of life. Until Caroline was fourteen, the family sailed the east coast of Australia. At sixteen, Caroline joined another yacht, crossing the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. After the return voyage she work ...more

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