Long Tail Kitty
By Lark Pien
(Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781934706442, 64pp.)
Publication Date: September 9, 2009
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Lark Pien's clever, precise, unique comics are favorites with graphic-novel fans, and Long Tail Kitty marks her debut in the children's-book world. Meet Long Tail Kitty and his friends and neighbors: a bee who's friends with the flowers (at least the nice ones); Good Tall Mouse, who likes ice skating; and a family of aliens who drop in for one night of fun. The warmth and visual wit of these stories are sure to win over young readers, who will want to return again and again to Long Tail Kitty's house, by the hill, by the meadow, by the lake, by the river, by the town, by the bridge on the street where he lives.
Lark Pien worked as an architectural designer before she turned to drawing her acclaimed comics full time. She has been a resident artist at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and Asian Art Museum, as well as the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. Lark currently lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, who draws comics too, and their tuxedo cat, who likes to play, play, play.