Kate Hodgson drawn portraitAuthor


cover title labelKate Hodgson is a founding member of Happy Leopard Chapbooks and a prolific illustratorand book designer. Starting off with our very first book, Kate has producedher playful illustrations for Grundoon Gopher & Maple Street, Thinking Now & Remembering Then, Grassland, Wind Land, Sky Land, Marion Mutala's The Time for Peace is now, and Vowel Play.

Not content with illustrating and designing Kate also writes stories. Her first books were the Edge Island books: The Pink Penguin and The Recipes from the Painted Cookie Cafe & Bistro. The St. Patrick's Day Race was inspired by a visit to La Ronge and a stay with author/illustrator Miriam Körner who is a dog musher. Kate, a cat lover, immediately began toconsider a race with cats in the traces.