Item description for Bayberry & Beau by Gillian Tyler Nita Choukas...
Beau is very unhappy in his new life as a barn cat. He longs to be Miki's pet again, playing with him all day and sleeping on the bottom of his bed every night. Sadly, when Miki became allergic to him, Beau was sent to live on Cloud- land Farm with Miki's Uncle Jake and Aunt Ruby. Soon, Beau is in big trouble with bossy Aunt Ruby. Born to be a pet, not a hunter, he sleeps and dreams in the barn's loft instead of catching mice. Beau feels very sorry for himself until the day Bayberry comes to live on Cloudland Farm. The old bay quarterhorse doesn't want to be there either. Her mournful whinnying when her owners leave her alone in her stall awakens Beau. Peering down on the drooping horse, Beau remembers the way he felt the day Miki and his mom left him alone in the stable. Beau runs from the loft, hops on Bayberry's stall door, and introduces himself. This is their story.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Chelsea Green
ISBN 1933392355 ISBN13 9781933392356
Reviews - What do customers think about Bayberry & Beau?
A heart-warming story that children and parents love! Feb 12, 2008
"Bayberry and Beau" is that most magical kind of children's book--a fanciful tale based on a real-life relationship between an elderly retired show horse and a barnyard tabby cat who rode around on the horse's back. When the author spoke at my son's school in Washington, D.C. the kids were fascinated by her descriptions of the horse and cat she knew on a New England farm and the story she imagined about them. It brought back memories of my own childhood fascination with "Make Way for Ducklings." The story is a beautifully told narrative that deals with issues of illness, abandonment and loss and the healing nature of friendship and cooperation. It's funny and fast paced and a great read-aloud. The illustrations are old-fashioned and charming. This is destined to be a timeless classic in the tradition of Charlotte's Web, Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal.
cute story Dec 17, 2007
This is a great story --i got it for my grand daughter for Christmas. She loves horses and cats. I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 though because the illustrations could have been a lot better.