Uplifting stories of remarkable women and their cats combine with bestselling illustrator Lulu Mayo's fabulously cute, quirky art to create an irresistible gift for cat lovers and their favorite felines.
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 other entertaining sidebars 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, former Prime Minister of New Zealand * As inspiring as it is entertaining, this gorgeous cat book is perfect for anyone searching for humor books for women, whether as gifts for cat lovers or for your own bookshelf. Featuring women from all walks of life, from historical figures like artists and their cats to modern celebrities, the full history of cat ladies is celebrated in this adorable book about cats.
About the Author
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.