Pepper & Poe (Hardcover)

By Frann Preston-Gannon

Orchard Books, 9780545683579, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Spanish (4/30/2018)

List Price: 16.99*
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Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award Winner Frann Preston-Gannon makes her US picture book debut with this hilarious yet touching story about two soon-to-be sibling cats, Pepper & Poe.

Pepper is an old cat. He's set in his ways, and used to his normal routine in the house that he rules--or thinks he rules, anyway! Yup, he's got everything down to a science, including how to manipulate the house dog. That is until a new kitty named Poe comes along and starts messing up everything! Can Poe get Pepper to accept him as part of the family?

This hilarious story reinvents the age-old new sibling topic with a furry twist, taking an emotionally heavy subject and masking it with humor--all while reinforcing the days of the week! Frann Preston-Gannon, the 2011 Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award Winner, makes a stunning US picture book debut with her unique, eye-catching artwork and clever use of text.

About the Author

Frann Preston-Gannon is a South London based illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home, was published in October 2012 and has been shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Cambridgeshire "Read it Again" book prize. It has also been shortlisted by Junior Magazine for "Best Picture Book" and "New Talent" and longlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.

Praise For Pepper & Poe

* "Preston-Gannon perfectly depicts a young sibling relationship, with respect, wit, and empathy for both sides. True to her subjects, the ending is as hilarious as it is heartwarming, and it will leave readers clamoring for more. A sparkling addition to the new-sibling bookshelf." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review