A Stray is a story about Myra-Lou who longs to have a stray cat for a pet. Her parents are appalled and her brother is disgusted, but Myra-Lou is insistent. After much haggling and a turn of events, Myra-Lou finally gets her stray.
This beautifully illustrated story deals with a young girl’s desire to improve the life of another and her parents’ journey to understand her better.
Winner of Singpore Book Awards 2017.
About the Author
Michael Wang is a teacher and a filmmaker. He teaches at the School of the Arts, Singapore and the United World College, and runs a small creative writing school called The Young Writer's Table. He has two young children, Liam, who aspires to be a palaeontologist, and Myra, who dreams of being a dentist.
About the Illustrator
Neal Sharp holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, USA, and is the illustrator of several picture books for children, including Little Cloud Wants Snow! — a winner of the Beyond Words initiative by the National Arts Council of Singapore. In addition to illustrating, Neal also enjoys spending time with his family and playing musical instruments.