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The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

Curious, pin-bright Oona Britt dreams of setting sail with her ship's-captain father for a life of excitement on the wild waves. She has read stories of a magical creature - the Nardoo - who swims through the stars at night. So when Oona stows away on whaling boat the Plucky Leopard it's the start of an adventure full of myths and marvel among the ice-caps.

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The Author

Matilda Woods

Australian author, Matilda Woods, lives in the Southern Tablelands with her three dogs. Her debut novel THE BOY, THE BIRD AND THE COFFIN MAKER has enchanted everybody who has read it.  It’s the charming, eccentric, heart-warming tale of a friendship between a lonely old coffin maker whose family is gone and a little boy in need of safe harbour.  Interest in the book was so strong that foreign rights had been sold in 10 territories – Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Thailand, the Netherlands and the USA – before it was first published in the UK. Her second novel – which is equally beguiling and heartwarming – THE GIRL THE CAT AND THE NAVIGATOR was published in November 2018.

Matilda is a qualified social worker working with children in out-of-home care.

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