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Longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 The Liszts make lists. Lists most usual and most unusual. They make lists every day except Sundays, which are listless.

Mama Liszt, Papa Liszt, Winifred, Edward, Frederick and Grandpa Liszt make lists all day long. So does their cat. Then one day a visitor arrives. He's not on anyone's list. Will the Liszts be able to make room on their lists for this new visitor? What will they do when something unexpected happens?
Kyo Maclear's quirky, whimsical story is perfectly brought to life with the witty, stunning illustrations of debut picture book artist Júlia Sardà. Discover this humorous, poignant and unforgettable celebration of spontaneity.


A joy... Júlia Sardá's illustrations are dark, dream-like, detailed.

Alex O'Connell, The Times

A book to get lost in; Sardà's artwork is resplendent in detail, character and texture

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Edward Gorey and The Addams Family, this is a picture book to treasure.


Simply enchanting in all its quirks


Sardà’s stylish spreads carry a whiff of Wes Anderson.

Publishers Weekly

Completely original, wonderful to look at, funny and intriguing, this is one to add to your list of must-haves.

Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids, November 2016 Debut of the Month

A highly playful story of a list-making family and sumptuously produced – a beautiful gift for children and adults alike.

Melissa Cox, Down the Rabbit Hole

Eccentric and baroque

Glasgow Herald

Wonderful illustrations

Early Years Educator

A deliciously dark and curiously captivating picture book

WRD magazine

A whimsical and wonderful tale which somehow managesto combine The Royal Tenenbaums with An Inspector Calls

Absolutely Mama

A totally unique story re-enforcing the need to live for the moment, The Liszts provides an offbeat and unconventional fable and a most memorable one at that.

Picture Books Blogger

One of the most intensely intriguing books to appear on my shelf in ever such a long time

The Booksniffing Pug blog

With a quirky gothic feel to it, this near nonsensical tale is likely to appeal to adults as much as children.

Red Reading Hub

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 3, 2018


    40 pages

    RRP $14.99

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