HAMLET: THE ALGONQUIN CAT
Written by Leslie Martini & Illustrated by Massimo Mongiardo
August 3, 2018; Petaluma, California—A street cat is swept up into a glamorous life at the historic Algonquin Hotel in New York City, a well-known gathering place for writers, editors, and artists. With his predecessor Matilda as his guide, the scrappy Hamlet must learn the ropes of his luxurious new home. But will this stray cat take to life indoors? Hamlet seeks guidance from the writers of the famous Algonquin Round Table, where voices from the past help him find the courage to take his rightful place as king.
For those whose imaginations were captured by The Plaza's Eloise, they will find her feline counterpart in Hamlet: The Algonquin Cat.
HAMLET: THE ALGONQUIN CAT
Written by: Leslie Martini
Illustrated by: Massimo Mongiardo
Publisher: Roundtree Press (an imprint of Cameron + Company)
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages, 8 x 10
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Age Range: 4 to 8
Leslie Martini is a book author, copy editor, and freelance journalist. Her first book, Matilda: The Algonquin Cat, was published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in 2016 and won an Independent Publisher Book Award. Leslie works for Fraxa Research Foundation, and is an active member of 826 Boston, Writer’s Room Boston, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors.
Massimo Mongiardo is a New York artist with a BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Massi's illustrations, drawings, and murals have appeared in children's books and a variety of locations throughout NYC including Urbanspace Vanderbilt, Battery Park, and on skateboards and hot-dog carts. Massi also illustrated Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, the Foreword INDIES Book-of-the-Year winner in “Biography.”
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The Algonquin Hotel Times Square Announces Matilda’s
Annual Celebration Party and Fundraiser on August 5, 2015
Hotel’s legendary feline is celebrated and NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad
is honored at hotel’s annual event
NEW YORK, NY – (July 7, 2015) - Every year The Algonquin Hotel honors its most famous resident, Matilda III, The Algonquin Cat, with a celebration. This year the event will be held on Wednesday, August 5,from 5:00PM – 7:30PM in the hotel’s iconic lobby. The Algonquin will honor members of NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad and the event will feature a cat fashion show by Ada Nieves: “A Feline Salute to NYC’s First Responders.” Ada Nieves is a certified animal fashion designer by the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York City. She will stage the show in the hotel’s Oak Room and the fashions will feature costumes inspired by the city’s Police and Fire Departments.
Guests attending will be required to make a $30 donation for entrance. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals. The Mayor’s Alliance will have an on-site mobile adoption unit parked in front of the hotel from 3:00PM – 7:00PM. The $30 donation allows all guests access to the fashion show and includes a reception with special hors d’oeuvres. Additional funds will be raised throughout the evening with raffle prizes, including a variety of pet products. The grand prize is a custom-designed cat tree house, created by Pet Tree Houses. (It’s truly the cat’s meow.)
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