By Alice & Martin Provensen
Publishing for the first time ever, a charming portrait of Max the Cat—intelligent, mischievous, and always on the hunt—from renowned American illustrators Alice and Martin Provensen.
In this never-before-published picture book from the Provensens’ archives, the unforgettable Max the Cat takes center stage. Wherever Max goes, mischief is sure to follow! He spends his days teasing the other cats, playing hide-and-seek in the bed, and prowling the barnyard. But he’s also keenly intelligent and independent, with his own private life that begins at night. The Truth about Max is an affectionate portrait of a pet who’s both friend and hunter, from a luminary author-illustrator pair of American children’s literature.
Taking inspiration from their own life at Maple Hill Farm in Dutchess County, New York, American illustrators Alice and Martin Provensen first shared the changing seasons of life in the country in A Year at Maple Hill Farm and the lovable antics of their barnyard animals in Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm. This picture book returns to the world of Maple Hill Farm and will include backmatter from Karen Provensen, with more information of Max, the real-life cat who lived on Maple Hill Farm, and her parents' lasting legacy.