Elephant Kitten

‘Toby would have liked a big strong elephant, but he was given a small, fluffy kitten.’

Towser is a kitten with the heart and soul of an elephant. Can his adventures make him as big and strong as one too?


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Stories have always been integral to Margaret Evan’s life. Her childhood was spent in England during and after the World War II, when books were scarce. However, her father told stories to his children, which gave them much pleasure and began a love for storytelling in Margaret. Her working days were spent teaching in the early childhood sector in England and Melbourne, after she and her family happily emigrated here in 1982. Imaginative play, drama and story-telling were the core of her programs. Elephant Kitten is her first story and is based on a real-life experience when their kitten was spooked by his own reflection. It is built on Margaret’s father’s version of the episode.

As a work experience student, Sophie Norsa’s artistic talents were soon discovered by New Frontier Publishing. She has written and illustrated her own book, Lisa Absolutely Loves Art, and her illustrated work for Yellow dress Day put her on the shortlist for the 2013 CBCA Crichton Award. Her other illustrated works include Matilda Saves Santa Claus, Emilia Mouse and Where Do Teachers Go at Night. Sophie enjoys playing across styles and mediums of illustration.


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