Archie Snufflekins by Katie Harnett
  

Archie Snufflekins

Written by Katie Harnett
Illustrated by Katie Harnett

Synopsis

Archie Snufflekins by Katie Harnett

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. Katie Harnett graduated from 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. She received the Bologna Children's Book Fair ARS IN FABULA Grant Award in 2015.

Reviews

ONE OF CHICKADEE LIT'S PICTURE BOOKS TO CELEBRATE KINDNESS The focus on friendly camaraderie and community-building will be appreciated by many adults eager to share their values, and this quiet tale, with the children in their lives.--Kirkus Reviews In her debut as both author and illustrator, Harnett gets everything right. Her story is touching without being overly sentimental (which is no easy feat). And her gorgeous illustrations perfectly suit the mood.--New York Times [A] poignant and quietly humorous portrait of a community coming together [...] Mixing small vignettes with larger street scenes, Harnett nimbly juggles her large cast and the twin emotions of loneliness and contented companionship that she threads though this moving story.--Publishers Weekly Katie Harnett's charming story celebrates the simultaneous cunning and caring of one very special cat, and his ability to bring together a whole community of humans.--Janet Minichiello, Politics & Prose Harnett has created a lovely reminder of the importance of noticing the loneliest, the neediest, in our midst. It is a necessary, touching reminder that will resonate for young and old, paired with warm, expressive, detailed illustrations that depict a beautifully diverse neighborhood.--Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop It gets right to the nub of modern urban life - the wonderful diversity, coupled with the isolation and awkwardness that means we may just about know the names of the people next door but, beyond that, it's a smile and a nod at best.--A Bookish Life Archie is truly a cat looking for his forever home, and I'm proud to say he has a home on my shelf!--Let's Talk Picture Books, Best Picture Books of 2016 An endearing story, beautifully illustrated which provides a stark and welcome reminder about loneliness and the importance of community spirit.--Picture Books Blogger This is a sweet and memorable tale about communities, friendship, and the importance of not forgetting those around us - which in this day and age needs to be addressed.--The Bookworm Baby The drawings are excellent, and the book has a vaguely 1960s cast to it, which is utterly appealing.--The Cyber Librarian ONE OF CHICKADEE LIT'S PICTURE BOOKS TO CELEBRATE KINDNESS The focus on friendly camaraderie and community-building will be appreciated by many adults eager to share their values, and this quiet tale, with the children in their lives.--Kirkus Reviews In her debut as both author and illustrator, Harnett gets everything right. Her story is touching without being overly sentimental (which is no easy feat). And her gorgeous illustrations perfectly suit the mood.--New York Times [A] poignant and quietly humorous portrait of a community coming together [...] Mixing small vignettes with larger street scenes, Harnett nimbly juggles her large cast and the twin emotions of loneliness and contented companionship that she threads though this moving story.--Publishers Weekly Katie Harnett's charming story celebrates the simultaneous cunning and caring of one very special cat, and his ability to bring together a whole community of humans.--Janet Minichiello, Politics & Prose Harnett has created a lovely reminder of the importance of noticing the loneliest, the neediest, in our midst. It is a necessary, touching reminder that will resonate for young and old, paired with warm, expressive, detailed illustrations that depict a beautifully diverse neighborhood.--Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop It gets right to the nub of modern urban life - the wonderful diversity, coupled with the isolation and awkwardness that means we may just about know the names of the people next door but, beyond that, it's a smile and a nod at best.--A Bookish Life Archie is truly a cat looking for his forever home, and I'm proud to say he has a home on my shelf!--Let's Talk Picture Books, Best Picture Books of 2016 An endearing story, beautifully illustrated which provides a stark and welcome reminder about loneliness and the importance of community spirit.--Picture Books Blogger This is a sweet and memorable tale about communities, friendship, and the importance of not forgetting those around us - which in this day and age needs to be addressed.--The Bookworm Baby The drawings are excellent, and the book has a vaguely 1960s cast to it, which is utterly appealing.--The Cyber Librarian The focus on friendly camaraderie and community-building will be appreciated by many adults eager to share their values, and this quiet tale, with the children in their lives.Kirkus Reviews In her debut as both author and illustrator, Harnett gets everything right. Her story is touching without being overly sentimental (which is no easy feat). And her gorgeous illustrations perfectly suit the mood.New York Times [A] poignant and quietly humorous portrait of a community coming together [...] Mixing small vignettes with larger street scenes, Harnett nimbly juggles her large cast and the twin emotions of loneliness and contented companionship that she threads though this moving story.Publishers Weekly Katie Harnett s charming story celebrates the simultaneous cunning and caring of one very special cat, and his ability to bring together a whole community of humans.Janet Minichiello, Politics & Prose Harnett has created a lovely reminder of the importance of noticing the loneliest, the neediest, in our midst. It is a necessary, touching reminder that will resonate for young and old, paired with warm, expressive, detailed illustrations that depict a beautifully diverse neighborhood.Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop It gets right to the nub of modern urban life the wonderful diversity, coupled with the isolation and awkwardness that means we may just about know the names of the people next door but, beyond that, it s a smile and a nod at best.A Bookish Life An endearing story, beautifully illustrated which provides a stark and welcome reminder about loneliness and the importance of community spirit.Picture Books Blogger This is a sweet and memorable tale about communities, friendship, and the importance of not forgetting those around us - which in this day and age needs to be addressed.The Bookworm Baby The drawings are excellent, and the book has a vaguely 1960s cast to it, which is utterly appealing.The Cyber Librarian Harnett has created a lovely reminder of the importance of noticing the loneliest, the neediest, in our midst. It is a necessary, touching reminder that will resonate for young and old, paired with warm, expressive, detailed illustrations that depict a beautifully diverse neighborhood.-Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop

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).

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Katie Harnett
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st May 2016

ISBN

9781909263376


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