Kate & Pippin

Kate & Pippin

An Unlikely Love Story

By Martin Springett; Isobel Springett (Photographer)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805094879, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012


When Pippin, a fawn abandoned by her mother, cries out for help, she is found by author Isobel Springett. After carrying the tiny fawn back to her home, Isobel places Pippin next to Kate, a Great Dane who has never had puppies of her own.

What follows is a remarkable and unlikely friendship. Kate successfully raises Pippin to be an independent deer, and Pippin always returns from the forest to visit her best friend.

With simple text and stunning photographs, Kate and Pippin, and their one-of-a-kind friendship, come to life in an irresistible way.

About the Author
Martin Springett, originally from Crayford in Kent, England, currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. A children's illustrator for over ten years, Martin has been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration (for Who), has won the Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement, and has received two Silver Awards from the Art Directors Club of Toronto.

Isobel Springett is a professional photographer and equestrian based in Lake Louise, Alberta. She has documented the unlikely love story of Kate and Pippin for over two years.

Praise For Kate & Pippin

“A fine addition to nonfiction collections and useful for themed storytimes on friendships.”-School Library Journal

“A sister-and-brother team document the relationship that develops between a fawn and a Great Dane, Kate.”-Publishers Weekly

“The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww.” -Kirkus Reviews