The Cat and the Captain: Trim the Cat & Matthew FlindersAuthor : Ruth TaylorIllustrator : David ParkinsAge : 8 - 12 yearsWill Matthew Flinders find fame and fortune?
This intrepid explorer circumnavigated and charted the coast of Australia between 1802 - 1803 accompanied by his mischievous but faithful cat, Trim.
Faced with a leaking ship, stormy seas, sickness and an unknown land, Matthew and Trim overcome every obstacle until they are shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef.
Their adventures don’t stop there.
After surviving the shipwreck they sail to Mauritius where they are imprisoned by the French as spies.
What will become of them?Release date : 31st August 2020
About the Author and Illustrator
Author : Ruth TaylorRuth Taylor was born by the sea in Bournemouth, Dorset, setting a trend of attachment to oceans for the rest of her life. At the age of two she became a Ten Pound POM – sailing to Australia with her family on the Assisted Passage Scheme. Matthew Flinders was a familiar historical figure to Rut...READ MORE ABOUT THIS AUTHOR
Illustrator : David ParkinsDavid Parkins was born in Brighton, but moved to Grantham, Lincolnshire at the age of five. He didn't take up art until sixth form. He studied Wildlife Illustration at Dyfed College of Art for a year, before switching to graphic design at Lincoln College of Art, specialising in illustration. Graduat...READ MORE ABOUT THIS ILLUSTRATOR
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