A runaway kitty named Simon introduces kids to what it takes to put on a show and have a moment in the spotlight. It's a kid-pleasing peek at a fascinating world the draws both startdom-seekers and those who prefer to remain behind the scenes. With illustrations by a bright new star on the Blue Apple list, kids will discover that there's just as much interesting stuff behind the footlights - and up in the catwalks - as on the stage!
Harriet Ziefert brings her theatrical flair to this tale of backstage adventures and feline shenanigans. Ms. Ziefert is the author of scores of acclaimed books that have provided children a window into an array of amazing venues and ventures. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey.
Jenni Desmond's expressive, elegant illustrations provide a pitch-perfect accompaniment to this theater-set story. The sketches for Backstage Cat began during a week-long visit to Blue Apple's offices and included a tour of the nearby Paper Mill Playhouse. Ms. Desmond lives in London, England.
USA 17.99 | Canada 20.99