I picked this book up because the cat's face made me laugh. I flipped through the pages, chuckling as Archie Snufflekins Olive Valentine Cupcake Tiberius (different names from different neighbors) visited everyone in the neighborhood with his trademark stoicism and charm. But one day, he's gone and the neighborhood sets out to find their cat. This is a tender story about community and noticing the people around you. — From Halley
Archie, Cupcake, Oliver, Valentine... the cat who lives on Blossom Street is called something different by everyone, and loved by all. But there is one house on the street that he hasn't visited yet... In this sweet story, Katie Harnett explores how one well-loved cat can change a lonely woman's life and bring a small community together.
About the Author
Katie Harnett grew up in Sheffield, UK, graduating with an Illustration BA at the University of the West of England followed by an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2015. Her work was selected to be exhibited in The Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair in 2012 and 2015, where she received the Bologna Children's Book Fair ARS IN FABULA Grant Award. She is inspired by nature, old movies and photos, patterns, and the work of Cy Twombly, Tove Jansson and Eric Ravilious (amongst many others). She works using a combination of gouache, watercolour and colored pencils. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in upcoming exhibitions in Moscow and Beijing. She now lives and works in Cambridge, where her studio has many feline visitors (including a real life Archie).