Kate & Pippin
An Unlikely Love Story
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!
Isobel Springett is a professional photographer and equestrian who keeps several horses on her acreage on Vancouver Island. She documented the unlikely love story of Kate and Pippin for over two years. Martin Springett is Isobel’s brother, an author, an illustrator, and a musician who has won many awards for his picture book illustrations. He lives in Toronto. kateandpippin.com
“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