Violet Goes to the Country

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Violet Goes to the Country is the second in a series of bestselling Mitford Storybooks inspired by Cynthia Coppersmith, a character from Jan Karon's Mitford Years series.

Violet and her owner, Alice, are off to the country for a visit. Violet is as excited as can be, but she keeps getting in the way of Alice's uncle Leo (who is “not much of a cat person”). Violet Goes to the Country will warm the hearts of Jan Karon fans and cat-lovers alike.

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Overview

Violet Goes to the Country is the second in a series of bestselling Mitford Storybooks inspired by Cynthia Coppersmith, a character from Jan Karon's Mitford Years series.

Violet and her owner, Alice, are off to the country for a visit. Violet is as excited as can be, but she keeps getting in the way of Alice's uncle Leo (who is “not much of a cat person”). Violet Goes to the Country will warm the hearts of Jan Karon fans and cat-lovers alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670061815
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/6/2007
  • Series: Mitford Series
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Karon

Jan Karon is the author of the best-selling Mitford Years books. The first book in her new series, Home to Holly Springs, is now available from Viking Adult.

Melanie Cecka lives in New York City.

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.

Biography

Jan Karon, born Janice Meredith Wilson in the foothills of North Carolina, was named after the title of a popular novel, Janice Meredith.

Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."

Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."

Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Janice Meredith Wilson
    2. Hometown:
      Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      Lenoir, North Carolina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    For cat lovers

    If you love cats, and animals in general, this book is definetely for you.

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