Nubs is a New York Times Best Seller and recipient of the Christopher Award, the National Parenting Publication Gold Award, 13 State Children's Choice Awards, and is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Warner Brothers has optioned the book for a major motion picture.
Mary's newest picture book, illustrated by John Manders, is The Famous Nini: A Mostly True Story of How a PLain White Cat Became a Star. Set in 1890's Venice, it tells the story of the meteoric rise of a plain white cat to the world stage. His scrapbook includes a line of music from Guiseppe Verdi's La Traviata and is signed by such luminaries as the Czar of Russia, the Emperor of Ethiopia, Pope Leo XIII and the Queen and King of Italy.
Mary travels extensively and possesses a passion for animals, adventure, fashion, laughter, kindness and spunky characters -- all of which weave their way into her books. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband Han, and their super brilliant cat Dashiell, AKA the Baby Muse.
Mary Nethery is the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of many picture books for children, as well as books for readers of all ages.
She has collaborated with her dear friend, Newbery Honor recipient Kirby Larson, to write Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle.
Two Bobbies has received 15 State Children's Choice Awards, the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, and the SIBA Book Award. It's a Junior Library Guild selection; IRA Teacher's choice; IRA/CBC Children's Choice; a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. It is included in the Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, and was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered."
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Mary Nethery would like to express her appreciation to the following illustrators who share in telling the
stories and whose creative work adorns this web site:
Hannah and Jack--Illustrations (c) by Mary Morgan
Orange Cat Goes to Market--Illustrations (c) Doug Cushman
Mary Veronica's Egg--Illustrations (c) by Paul Yalowitz
Two Bobbies--Illustrations (c) by Jean Cassels
The Famous Nini--Illustrations (c) by John Manders
Collage Art on Home Page--(c) by Claudine Hellmuth
Additional Image Manipulation--Nathan Salerno
Webmaster-- Dr. H.A. Nethery