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Cathy Fisher is an author and illustrator. She grew up with eight brothers and sisters in Bath and has been a teacher and practising artist since she graduated from art school. She has lived and worked in both Seychelles and Australia as well as the UK. Her art portrays her deep connection with nature and her tender and insightful observation of human behaviour and emotion. Her exquisite illustrations add layers of visual narrative and meaning, making stories richer, deeper and more accessible. In collaboration with author Nicola Davies, she has published eight books to date and been CILIP Greenaway Medal longlisted for Perfect and The Pond. Their most notable recent work is The New Girl.

Cathy Fisher - The Panda's Child

'The Panda’s Child' by Jackie Morris Illustrated by Cathy Fisher

In a faraway forest a baby is lost and found, protected by a she-panda.

Nine years later another baby, the panda's child, is in great danger, and only a boy and the spirit of the forest can save him.

This magical, powerful story by Jackie Morris, co-creator of The Lost Words, and award-winning illustrator Cathy Fisher, is a book for all ages to treasure, exploring our most vital connection with wild nature.