Author(s): Joan Grant
Meet an unlikely pair of friends in this gorgeous addition to the Lothian Australian Favourites, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.
Cat and Fish discover each other one night and spark a most unlikely friendship. As they teach each other about the worlds of the land and the sea they find they share a common sense of adventure. Through mazes, under hideouts, over cities, and in the ocean, Cat and Fish unravel the magic of companionship.
The Children's Book Council of Australia's picture book of the year in 2004, Cat and Fish is a wonderful story of difference and friendship.
Joan Grant was born in New York and has worked as a teacher, writer and historian in Asia, Europe and Australia. She has taught 'Contemporary Asia' as a senior lecturer at Monash University and has served on the boards of Sisters Publishing, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australia China Council, the Asian Studies Association of Australia and Asialink. Joan has had two books published as well as a number of articles, book reviews and poetry. She speaks French and a little Chinese (Mandarin), has five grown children and lives in inner city Melbourne.
Neil Curtis is an acclaimed artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He was the recipient of the Silver Award for Illustration by the Australian Writers and Art Directors and has published a number of children's books, including The Roo Book and Bear Dinkum. Neil currently works as a freelance illustrator and artist and lives in Elwood, Victoria.