Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat
By Justine Solomons-Moat (Author), Lulu Mayo (Illustrator)
What do nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, modernist artist Georgia O’Keefe, and the revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg have in common? They all dared to change the world—and they all cherished their cats! Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat pairs uplifting stories of more than 30 kitty-loving women—artists, pioneers, writers, and humanitarians, including Colette, Julia Child, Betty White, Taylor Swift, and Gigi Hadid—with delightful pictures by bestselling illustrator Lulu Mayo. The book celebrates the fabulous feline as muse, companion, colleague, and emotional support even as it explodes the myth of the "cat lady." Unexpected cat facts, trivia on world-record cats, advice on conversing with your cat, and more, round out this inspiring, empowering volume.
Some of the great women included are:
The Brontë sisters * Colette * Ada Lovelace (mathematician) * Clara Barton * Anne Frank * Audrey Hepburn * Josephine Baker * Joy Adamson (author of Born Free) * Remedios Varo, Spanish surrealist painter * Eartha Kitt * Elizabeth Taylor * Agnes Varda (filmmaker) * Yoko Ono * Finnish author and artist Tove Jansson * Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand *
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Justine Solomons-Moat had her first short story published when she was 12 years old. Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat is her first book. Justine now lives in London with her husband.
Lulu Mayo is the award-winning illustrator behind the bestselling A Million Creatures to Color series, including A Million Cats, A Million Dogs, and A Million Sloths. She is also the creator of Cattitude: Drawing Cats for Creative People and How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Creatures. Her humorous and fantastical illustrations have been used for editorial designs, greeting cards, and posters, and have also been featured in window display designs and print and advertising projects. She lives in London. Learn more about her at: lulumayo.com / @lulu_mayo_art.