Big Cat Pepper (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Partridge, Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599900247, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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Big Cat Pepper has always been a part of the family. But he seems to be sleeping more and more. And then one day he just doesn't wake up again. "His spirit lives forever," the boy's mother tells him gently. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, the complex issue of death for young readers is addressed here in a loving, accessible way.

About the Author

Elizabeth Partridge grew up in house full of dogs and cats, chameleons, fish, tortoises, and even a pet tarantula. Elizabeth was the first student to graduate with a degree in Women's Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and later went to Great Britain to study Chinese medicine. She is the author of several books for young readers, including three biographies: Restless Spirit: the Life and Work of Dorothea Lange, This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth. www.elizabethpartridge.comLauren Castillo was raised in Maryland and studied art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and at New York's School of Visual Arts.