Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story
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Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story


When Pippin, a fawn abandoned by her mother, cries out for help, she is found by author Isobel Springett. After carrying the tiny fawn back to her home, Isobel places Pippin next to Kate, a Great Dane who has never had puppies of her own.

What follows is a remarkable and unlikely friendship. Kate successfully raises Pippin to be an independent deer, and Pippin always returns from the forest to visit her best friend.

With simple text and stunning photographs, Kate and Pippin, and their one-of-a-kind friendship, come to life in an irresistible way!

Title:Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story Reviews

  • Mischenko
    Jan 30, 2017

    Adorable story about a great dane and a fawn. Tons of pictures that kids love! Fantastic 5*****...

  • Manybooks
    Jun 09, 2017

    I know that Martin and Isobel Springett's (who are husband and wife, author and photographer) Kate & Pippin is on the surface simply an adorable little tale about the true story of how the Springetts'...

  • Lee
    Apr 17, 2012

    Absolutely adorable photos. Love it~!...

  • Lupine
    Mar 30, 2012

    Oh for heaven sakes this book takes the cake for adorable! A great dane befriends a fawn? Seriously? Page after page of, "Awww! Sweet!" as I looked at the photographs(and think of the kismet that this...

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    Apr 12, 2013

    The gently told true story of an orphaned fawn and her adoptive Great Dane mother will enchant readers and listeners alike with it's charming story and intimate, colorful photographs.Reviewed by: Lisa...

  • Christine
    Mar 06, 2012

    I'm a sucker for inter-species friendship stories, and this book is one of the best. I love that the author emphasizes that the deer isn't a pet, but a wild animal. Definitely a heartwarming story!...

  • Teri
    Feb 18, 2017

    fun--my kids love these real world animal friendship books!...

  • Robyn
    Mar 14, 2013

    As with the last few of these true story, animals befriending other animals stories...LOVED IT! Will continue to seek out more of the same stories because they are so freaking awesome!! They remind me...

  • Alyson
    Apr 04, 2013

    You can't go wrong with a true story about a Great Dane mothering an orphan fawn - especially when the Great Dane is owned by a photographer. You will uh and aw on every page....

  • Beverly
    Jun 24, 2012

    Too cute for words! Should be featured on cuteoverload.com....

About Martin Springett

Martin Springett was born in Crayford, Kent, England, in 1947. He studied art (that is he learned to play the Guitar) for two semesters at the Brassey School of Art in Hastings, Sussex. He emigrated to the West Coast of Canada in 1965, but returned to the UK in 1973 to pursue music in various bands. He spent time in Germany, and toured through Europe.While in London Martin started to illustrate an