Claude the Magnificent

Written by Chris Capstick | Illustrated by Monika Filipina

About the book

Claude was a country cat, but unlike his brothers and sisters, who were fierce hunters and fearless acrobats – Claude was an artiste!

He dreams of fame and fortune, but will his ego get the better of him? A lavish tale with lots of ooh-la-la, Claude the Magnificent tells us about chasing your dreams, from rags to riches – and back again!


The Author

As well as being a writer and illustrator, Chris has enjoyed over 20 years working as a graphic designer, art director and photographer.

Born in Yorkshire, he studied art, design and photography at the colleges of Leeds and Manchester. He has travelled the world extensively and continues to be inspired by vibrant places and people.

Currently, he lives a hectic life with his wife and two young children on the Wirral peninsula, and enjoys odd moments of peace and quiet.


The Illustrator

After graduating with an MA in Children’s Books Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts, Monkia Filipina enjoys life as a freelance illustrator and author.

Monika has worked for many clients including: Bloomsbury, Miles Kelly, Digital Leaf, Sinnos, Benchmark Educational, Lerner Publishing and Glottogon.

In 2013 the book Monika illustrated Oh! What a Tangle was awarded the Golden Pinwheel award for best International Children’s book at Shanghai Children’s Book Fair.