Violet Comes to Stayby Jan Karon, Emily Arnold McCully, Melanie Cecka
Violet Comes to Stay is the first in a series of storybooks inspired by Cynthia Coppersmith, Father Tim's wife from Jan Karon's bestselling Mitford Years series. Jan Karon's legions of fans will love this timeless story about the endearing white kitten named Violet, charmingly written by Melanie Cecka and beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning/i>
Violet Comes to Stay is the first in a series of storybooks inspired by Cynthia Coppersmith, Father Tim's wife from Jan Karon's bestselling Mitford Years series. Jan Karon's legions of fans will love this timeless story about the endearing white kitten named Violet, charmingly written by Melanie Cecka and beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Emily Arnold McCully. Ms. Karon searched for three years to find a storytelling voice and art style authentic to Cynthia Coppersmith. She was personally involved in every step of the creation of this book.
In Violet Comes to Stay, Violet's search for the perfect home leads her to a plant nursery, a bakery, and finally a bookstore—the one place where the gentle cat isn't expected to be a mouse hunter.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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Meet the Author
Jan Karon is the author of three books for children and the bestselling Mitford Years books, including Light from Heaven, the ninth and final book in the series.
Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Mirette on the High Wire, which she also wrote.
- Blowing Rock, North Carolina
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Lenoir, North Carolina
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A cat goes looking for a home and ends up in a bookstore with smart people. A wise choice for a smart cat, and the book makes for good reading.
I bought this book thinking Jan Karon was the author, she only 'presents' the book. Melanie Cecka wrote the story. It was not up to Jan Karon standards.
As a lover of cats, Jan Karon and Mitford, how could I not love this book? It's truly heartwarming especially with it's moral of God's plan for each of us...so very true. I can hardly wait for the next in the series. I miss the Mitford stories but at least I can stay with Violet. Thank you, Jan.
This is a great book. The story is a sweet story about how god has a plan for all of us.