Little Evie ventures into the wild woods with her basket of jam tarts and walks further and further into the trees, far from home. In a deep dark cave she finds – a huge wolf.┬á The wolf comes closer and closer and then – Evie and the wolf share the tarts, sitting on the grass. Afterwards the wolf gives Evie a ride home on his back. This picture book is a powerful combination of menace and beauty, with the sensual surroundings of the woods and the wild creatures who live there.
┬áÔÇÿJackie Morris has written a lyrical and haunting text to accompany Catherine Hyde’s mystical illustrations.’ (The Bookseller)
┬áÔÇÿA stunningly illustrated modern-day fairy tale. . . The darkly evocative illustrations leave plenty of scope for the imagination and the poetic language combines perfectly with the illustrations by Catherine Hyde to create a little masterpiece which depicts both beauty and dark mystery.’ (Parents in Touch)
ÔÇÿDeliciously deep, dark and dreamy. This is one of those picture books that is possibly too damn exquisite for mere children.’ (Families)
┬áÔÇÿCatherine Hyde’s dark, brooding style of painting perfectly complements Jackie Morris’ poetic prose, both evoking the shadowy world of the Wild Wood. . . A gorgeous book that I’m sure many children will treasure for years and years.’ (Our Book Reviews Online)
┬áÔÇÿIt’s not so much the story, but the manner of the telling that is so striking. Its lyrical, powerfully atmospheric, eerie haunting quality draws you right in from the start, creating an air of wonder and mystery. Visually wonderful too. . . Truly, a book to enchant young and old alike.’ (Red Reading Hub)
About the Author
JACKIE MORRIS lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. Ever since leaving college, Bath Academy of Art, at least one cat has watched over her while she works. Big cats and small are a passion in her life, and it was while reading and watching her cat Pixie sleeping in winter that the idea for I am Cat came about. Among her many books for Frances Lincoln are The Ice Bear, The Snow Leopard, Tell me a Dragon, and How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes.
CATHERINE HYDE is an artist who exhibits her paintings in galleries across the UK. She has also published greetings cards and stationery as well as two picture books for Templar in the UK, The Firebird and The Princess’s Blanket, which were sold in the USA by Candlewick Press. She is a strong self-publicist who sells her work off her website and who is keen to promote this book at festivals and events. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln.