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

  • Lee
    Dec 29, 2013

    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!...

  • 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....

  • Danielle Calhoun
    Mar 18, 2013

    This is one of the most adorable children's books. The story of a great dane, Kate, who mothers a fawn abandoned by her mother. The photos are precious. My girls loved this story. ...

  • Kendra
    Apr 24, 2012

    It's been done a million times, but I love these kinds of unlikely friendship stories. ...

  • Lacey
    Oct 27, 2016

    Very sweet story about a fawn being adopted by a Great Dane. And even though she did return to the woods, she always returned to see the cat, the great dane (her mommy), and the human who accepted her...

  • Darlene
    Jul 27, 2013

    Book 23 Bibliographic Citation:Springett, M. (2012). Kate & Pippin: An unlikely love story. New York, NY: Henry Holt. Age/Grade Level: (Ages 3–8, Preschool, Grades K–3)Summary:A motherless fawn is...

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