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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date:Mar 19, 2020 Carton Quantity:17 $23.95 CAD
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Pets and Their Famous Humans
By (author): Ana Gallo Illustrated by: Katherine Quinn
9783791374253 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art Mar 19, 2020
$23.95 CAD
Active 8.32 x 10.7 x 0.44 in | 1 lb 48 pages 44 ILLUSTRATIONS Prestel Junior
In this charmingly illustrated collection of pet-related stories children will find out about some of history’s most important scientists, artists, writers, and musicians and their beloved animals.

Did you know that Mozart’s pet starling was the inspiration for his Piano Concerto No. 17? Or that writer Dorothy Parker loved animals so much she let a pair of alligators swim in her bathtub? These are just a couple of the stories in this delightful and surprising collection that profiles the strong bond between humans and their pets. Some of these stories are touching: Frida Kahlo memorialized her pet deer Granizo in her painting The Wounded Deer. Some are a little quirky: Albert Einstein, convinced that his parrot, Bibo, was sad, told bad jokes to cheer the bird up. Each of these wonderfully entertaining stories is made even more appealing by Katherine Quinn’s captivating illustrations. Rich in detail and reminiscent of folk art, they capture the humor and poignancy of these fascinating pairings. Together these stories and illustrations will create lasting impressions that will help young readers identify historic figures and spark joy in friendships with the animals in their own lives.

Biographies: This book offers short introductions to famous people, including artists, writers, and musicians, and highlights their favorite (and sometimes unusual) pets.

Illustrations: In addition to the short biographical texts, the book includes charming illustrations of the artists along with their companion animals.

Animals: A variety of animals have been inspiring people since the first cave paintings of deer and bison—and pet cats, dogs, birds, and others have continued to aid creativity with their beauty, humour, companionship, and cuteness.

Famous artists and their pets: The book features the likes of Mozart, who composed his brilliant work with a friendly little starling. Dalí and Babou the Ocelot were a couple of adorable buddies, and Dorothy Parker had a baby alligator swimming in her bathtub.

Fascinating stories: This book teaches children about about some of the greatest creative and artistic minds of history and the incredible works their relationships to animals have inspired.

Children and animals: Animals play important roles in all our lives, and children especially have a natural affinity for animals.

ANA GALLO is the author of numerous books for children and adults. She lives in Spain.

KATHERINE QUINN is an illustrator living in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. She works in both traditional and digital illustration, and uses a variety of vintage paper including old envelopes and book pages.

Author Residence: Spain

KATHERINE QUINN is an illustrator living in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. She works in both traditional and digital illustration, and uses a variety of vintage paper including old envelopes and book pages.

Illustrator Residence: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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“…[Gallo’s] petcentric overviews of each human subject’s life and achievements are generally both spot-on and rich in fascinating anecdotes.” —Kirkus Starred Review

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