A Quiet Girl

A Quiet Girl heading

University of Queensland Press

Mary is a quiet girl. Her family makes so much noise they hardly notice her – or anything else. Until Mary, in her own gentle way, shows them what they’ve been missing.

Pete’s Odd Fact

I originally intended to illustrate this book with my non-dominant left hand.  Things went okay for a while, when I was just practising Mary, but it became a bit difficult for me to draw houses, trees and stepladders.  So I eventually turn back to ‘Ol Righty.

Here is some of the evolution of Mary.  The first picture was drawn with my left hand.

evolution of mary

Also, this book was partly inspired by another book, Quiet, by Susan Cain.