Come Down, Cat?
About the book
The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How can he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof . . . or does she?
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes a tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
About the author
Sonya Hartnett's work has won numerous Australian and international literary prizes and has been published around the world. Uniquely, she is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children.
Her accolades include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, The Age Book of the Year, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for both Older and Younger Readers, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, shortlistings for the Miles Franklin Award and the CILP Carnegie Medal. Hartnett is also the first Australian recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2008).
About the illustrator
Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating with a degree in biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator.