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The Captain's Cat and the Stars of the Sea

By Chele Castley - Illustrated By Isabella Gagliano - ISBN: 9781922851253

RRP: $24.95

The Captainand39s cat and the stars of the Sea
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Author Bio

Currently residing in Tropical North Queensland, Chele has been involved extensively in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. 

She is very passionate about maintaining the health of the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Whilst previously living in Los Angeles, California, Chele studied Marine Biology and volunteered at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, where she helped to educate children from Greater Los Angeles on the importance of the ocean. She was also responsible for writing the protocol and successfully raising the State Fish of California – The Garibaldi.

Her desire is to educate children on the importance of our global ecosystems, in a fun and entertaining way whilst at the same time raising awareness on important environmental issues.

The Captain's Cat and the Stars of the Sea

By Chele Castley - Illustrated By Isabella Gagliano - ISBN: 9781922851253

RRP: $24.95

Theia is the captain's cat who keeps watch 
over the ship as it travels the world.

Like a sentinel, she sits on the deck each night and looks out to sea.
She watches beautiful twinkling stars appear in the night sky 
and she also sees stars shining in the sea, leaving Theia 
to wonder at how this could be.
Determined to solve the mystery of the sea stars, Theia must turn to
her sea friends for the hidden answers.

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old

"A delightful insight into some of the hidden beauty of this world. A wonderous story with great illustrations and imagination for all to enjoy..." Latiecha, Indie Book reviewer



Hi there! My name is Isabella Gagliano and I’m a Sydney-based Illustrator, animator and overall maker of cute things! Alongside my primary medium of 2D Animation, having recently completed a Bachelors of Animation [Honours] at UTS, I also enjoy illustration, making sewn handicrafts, merchandise design and costume design!
I am someone who loves a good story - bringing to life characters with bright colours and a sense of childlike wonder is my favourite thing to do with everything I make and I’m so excited to bring this into my work with Playtime Books! 


Wilderness Awards Captain+39s Cat

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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