Seen through the adoring eyes of artist photographer Christine Matthäi, "The Adventures of Puppy Schatzi" is a story about a young homeless Potcake—a name in The Bahamas for mixed breed strays who are mostly fed from the leftover food caked on the bottom of cooking pans. Puppy Schatzi embarks on a quest to find a Mommy who will love and care for her, encountering many natural island wonders and tropical wildlife along the way. A delightful tale for children of all ages, Puppy Schatzi—a name that means “Little Treasure”—gently shines light on the serious problem of unwanted and homeless animals, while reminding us that wishing with all your heart is the first step to making dreams come true. A portion of each book sale will be donated to support the important work of Humane Societies everywhere.
An accomplished artist and photographer, Christine Matthäi was born in the former East Germany. She studied Fashion Design and Technology in Berlin. After moving to New York in 1981, she worked as a photographer’s assistant, became a foreign correspondent for German magazines, and a freelance producer for German Television. She studied photography at the Parson School of Design and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. Matthäi created and produced a coffee table book—"Kunst Is Essen Ist Kunst" (Knesebeck Verlag, Germany, 2004)—a collection of 25 leading artist profiles featuring tabletop installations centered on food and art. Matthäi’s series of DVD’s with photographic images and music was produced in Canada and released in 2006. Her fine art photography is collected internationally and represented by numerous galleries in Europe and the United States. christinematthai.com