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Writers and Their Pets True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends

Written by Kathleen Krull

Illustrated by Violet Lemay

Writers and Their Pets True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781947458529
Publication date: 1st July 2019
Author: Kathleen Krull
Illustrator: Violet Lemay
Publisher: Duo Press LLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Visit her at and Violet Lemay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose children's books include 100 Pablo Picassos, My Foodie ABC, Artists and Their Pets, and the Local Baby series, which includes New York Baby and Beach Babies. Violet worked as a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia. Violet's illustrations have been published by Penguin, Holt, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, ...

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