Author and illustration reading of Hamlet, The Algonquin Cat, along with questions and answers in Rizzoli’s new NoMad neighborhood in New York City.
On September 14, 2018, The NY Post includes Hamlet in its “MUST READ BOOKS” – “A whimsical children’s book that takes a look at Hamlet, the resident cat at the Algonquin Hotel…
Every August, the Algonquin Hotel opens its doors to celebrate its special feline resident with a birthday party, a cat fashion show, and adoption event benefitting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to promote feline adoption in New York City.
When the advanced copy of Matilda, the Algonquin Cat, my first published book, arrived in the mail, a thrilling sense of satisfaction overtook me. It had been an arduous journey, one that took many years. Here is what I learned along the way: 1.) The Finished Project May Evolve into Something Othe…
Matilda, The Algonquin Cat by Leslie Martini and illustrated by Massi Mongiardo won a BRONZE IPPY in “Children’s Picture Books.”
Foreword Reviews says of Matilda, “What the beloved Eloise books are to the Plaza Hotel, Matilda, the Algonquin Cat is to the Algonquin Hotel, a legendary Manhattan landmark. Leslie Martini’s winsome text encapsulates the world of the real-life felines…”
Kirkus says of Matilda, The Algonquin Cat, “An appealing, humorous introduction to a legendary hotel through a cat’s eyes”