Lara of Newtown by Chris McKimmie


Lara of Newtown by Chris McKimmie

Nana Banana called her Misty, until she couldn't look after her any more. When she was a Christmas present for Noni Nice of Pymble, Noni named her Nigella. After that she didn't have a name for a while...But when the Kafoops family say 'Let's take her home', she is Lara, safe and warm at last.A funny and heart-warming story of a cat searching for love from the brilliant creative imagination of the one and only Chris McKimmie.

About the Author

Chris McKimmie is a writer, illustrator, artist. His previous books with Allen and Unwin are Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow (2006), shortlisted for the 2007 CBCA Awards, Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy (2007), Special Kev (2008), shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Awards, Two Peas in a Pod (2010), shortlisted for the 2011 CBCA Awards, Good Morning, Mr Pancakes (2011), Alex and the Watermelon Boat (2012), Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon (2013) and Crikey and Cat (2014).Chris also wrote, illustrated and designed a series of eight books in the late seventies. He has worked as a lecturer, a graphic designer, a film production designer, a cleaner, a dad, a pot-plant painter, a public servant, a musician, a factory hand and a grand dad. He regularly exhibits his paintings and drawings.

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32 pages


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Publication date

13th August 2015



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