Pets and Their Famous Humans (Hardcover)

By Ana Gallo, Katherine Quinn (Illustrator)

Prestel Junior, 9783791374253, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2020

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

In this charmingly illustrated collection of pet-related stories children will find out about some of history's most important scientists, artists, writers, and musicians and their beloved animals.

Did you know that Mozart's pet starling was the inspiration for his Piano Concerto No. 17? Or that writer Dorothy Parker loved animals so much she let a pair of alligators swim in her bathtub? These are just a couple of the stories in this delightful and surprising collection that profiles the strong bond between humans and their pets. Some of these stories are touching: Frida Kahlo memorialized her pet deer Granizo in her painting The Wounded Deer. Some are a little quirky: Albert Einstein, convinced that his parrot, Bibo, was sad, told bad jokes to cheer the bird up. Each of these wonderfully entertaining stories is made even more appealing by Katherine Quinn's captivating illustrations. Rich in detail and reminiscent of folk art, they capture the humor and poignancy of these fascinating pairings. Together these stories and illustrations will create lasting impressions that will help young readers identify historic figures and spark joy in friendships with the animals in their own lives.


About the Author

ANA GALLO is the author of numerous books for children and adults. She lives in Spain.

KATHERINE QUINN is an illustrator living in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. She works in both traditional and digital illustration, and uses a variety of vintage paper including old envelopes and book pages.


Praise For Pets and Their Famous Humans

"...[Gallo's] petcentric overviews of each human subject’s life and achievements are generally both spot-on and rich in fascinating anecdotes." —Kirkus Starred Review