Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

By Violet Lemay and Kathleen Krull

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Description

Discover how animals influenced 20 of the world's most beloved authors, from Charles Dickens to J.K. Rowling. Did you know that a dog saved Pablo Neruda's life? Or that Mark Twain had a cat named Bambino? Or that Edgar Allen Poe wrote with a cat on his shoulders? Writers and Their Pets tells these stories and many more with playful full-color illustrations that will delight not only children, but also literary experts, history lovers, and animal enthusiasts. Each short chapter focuses on one author's life, using simple and entertaining text to weave tales of the pets that affected the lives and works of these writers, with illustrative artwork sprinkled throughout each page. This title features a diverse list of both male and female international authors, spanning from the 19th to the 21st century, including Beatrix Potter, E.B. White, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Kurt Vonnegut, Maurice Sendak, Ernest Hemingway, and and more.

Product Details

Price: $14.95  $13.75
Publisher: Duopress
Published Date: June 11, 2019
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 5.6 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
ISBN: 9781947458529

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About the Author

Violet Lemay has been an artist all her life. After enjoying a decade as a scenic and costume designer for stage plays, she decided to become an illustrator. Violet has illustrated tons of books for kids, including a few she also wrote. Her current home in Auckland, New Zealand, overlooks the sea--and an inactive volcano! You can visit her online at www.violetlemay.com.
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of ... series. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. She lives in San Diego.