Miss Hazeltine’s Home for
Shy and Fearful Cats

h1 May 21st, 2015 by jules

“Crumb lapped up every word. One day he hoped to find the courage to thank her.
Still, he worried. Would he ever be brave?”


I’m following up my BookPage review of Alicia Potter’s Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats (Knopf, May 2015), illustrated by Birgitta Sif, with a bit of art from the book, as well as some early sketches from Birgitta. The review is here, and I thank her for sharing the images here today.

Enjoy …


Early sketches
(Click second image to enlarge)


“Soon more cats came to Miss Hazeltine’s home. And more. And more. So many arrived that on a Monday at five o’clock, when everyone but Crumb was fast asleep, Miss Hazeltine ran out of milk. ‘I’m off to fetch a bucketful,’ she told Crumb,
‘and will be back before dark.’ Crumb watched her go.”

— Sketch and final spread
(Click each to enlarge)



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MISS HAZELTINE’S HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS. Text copyright © 2015 by Alicia Potter. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Birgitta Sif. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. All images here reproduced by permission of Birgitta Sif.

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