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Pets and Their Famous Humans

Pets and Their Famous Humans (Hardback)

By Gallo, Ana
Illustrated by Quinn, Katherine

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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.
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ISBN 9783791374253
Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
Publisher Prestel
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9783791374253
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Prestel
Imprint Prestel
Released 1 Jun 2020
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gallo, Ana
Illustrated by Quinn, Katherine
Category General Picture Books
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 205mm
Height: 265mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 567g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile