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.
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.
Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA)
The Association represents the interests of Singapore publishers who are engaged in a wide range of publishing, marketing and distribution activities in both print and digital formats. From 22 member companies at its inception, the Association has grown to accommodate more than 70 members who publish in all four official languages of Singapore. Since its inception, the SBPA's objective has been to develop and strengthen the book ecosystem of Singapore in partnership with other like-minded organisations.