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Groucho's Eyebrows: An Alaskan Cat Tale
     

Groucho's Eyebrows: An Alaskan Cat Tale

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by Tricia Brown
 

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Groucho’s name is obvious to Kristie when she names her new kitten. He’s as white as a cloud everywhere except for those two black smudges above his eyes. What other name could she have given him? Kristie and Groucho become fast friends and playmates, reading together, snuggling under the quilt, and playing hide-and-seek, tracking games in the snow of a

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Groucho’s name is obvious to Kristie when she names her new kitten. He’s as white as a cloud everywhere except for those two black smudges above his eyes. What other name could she have given him? Kristie and Groucho become fast friends and playmates, reading together, snuggling under the quilt, and playing hide-and-seek, tracking games in the snow of a far north winter.  When Grouch wanders away one wintery day, Kristie must rely on her Alaskan outdoor skills and woodsy savvy to follow various animal tracks.  Young readers join her in a search for those precious black eyebrows in a scary, snowy world full of moose, fox, and other creatures of the wild.

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Groucho is a white cat with distinctive black eyebrows that make him look like Groucho Marx. Kristen and Groucho have fun together and are the best friends. One day Groucho get out of the house when her mother is signing for a package at the door and decides he will paly Nanook with Kristen, except Kristen is still at school. Whe Kirsten return her beloved cat is nowhere to be found and although she calls and calls and eventually checks with all the neighboors she ends up goingto be iwth a heavy heart worried about all the dangers that Groucho could encounter.... The illustrations are done in watercolor in the unmistakable style of Barbara Lavalee and enhance the text with their Northern appeal.    —- Kirkus, May 2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882408927
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,338,681
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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"One day, a deliveryman brought a package for Kristie's mother. As she signed the papers, Groucho slipped outside to fine Kristie for a game of Nanook. He forgot that she was still at school."

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Groucho is a white cat with distinctive black eyebrows that make him look like Groucho Marx. Kristen and Groucho have fun together and are the best friends. One day Groucho get out of the house when her mother is signing for a package at the door and decides he will paly Nanook with Kristen, except Kristen is still at school. Whe Kirsten return her beloved cat is nowhere to be found and although she calls and calls and eventually checks with all the neighboors she ends up goingto be iwth a heavy heart worried about all the dangers that Groucho could encounter.... The illustrations are done in watercolor in the unmistakable style of Barbara Lavalee and enhance the text with their Northern appeal.    —- Kirkus, May 2004

Cat sneaked into author's heart, book. Anyone who has ever been nutty about a feline campanion knows how a cat can pad into a house one minute and creep into a heart the next. Alaska author, Tricia Brown's white cat with black marks above its eyes managed to climb into her career too. The former family pet, on which Brown based her new book children's book, "Groucho's Eyebrows" was a reject at an animal shelter in Fairbanks when Brown found her.   —-Anchorage Daily News, Rose Cox, Sept 2003.

Here's  a wonderful cat tale about an all-white cat —- except for his black eyebrows —- who wanders away from his little-girl owner in Alaska. {Groucho, the cat] has adventures in the woods before she [her little-girl owner] finds him. This book has a genuinely nice text and really nice drawings.  —- Statesman Journal , Oregon, Jan 2004

Meet the Author


Brown is a writer, editor, freelancer, program and book developer, journalist, quilter, mother, grandmother and wife. Her work has been nationally honored for compassionate, insightful depictations of Alaska natives and for children's literature. She began her award-winning literary career in journalism, and in 1984 was the founding editor of 'Heartland"", the Sunday magazine of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Later she wrote for the Anchorgae Daily News, then shifted into editing the popular monthly magazine Alaska, with a readership of more than a quarter million. She holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Barbara Lavellee has worked as an art teacher and now is a full-time artist. She travels widely, both ""just for fun"" and to research her illustrations. To find images to compliment the text of Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three, she visited many different markets in Mexico. Ms. Lavallee's artwork appears in several books for children, including the acclaimed Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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