Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Friendship

Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Friendship1250055695.1.detail by Martin Springett and photographed by Isobel Springett is the true story of a rescued fawn the mutual caring that developed with a Great Dane. Sweet and unlikely, yes, but even more interesting is what happens after Pippin grows to be about the same height as Kate (the dog): Pippin goes back into the forest and lives as her wild genes dictate, returning every so often to play with Kate, until one day, she returns with her own fawns. Kate and the humans living in the house never entice Pippin’s fawns, allowing them to stay wild and untouched, merely bystanders to their mother’s friendship with another species.

A picture book about the same story is out there also, but this early reader gives the whole story.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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