Writers and Their Pets


By Kathleen Krull. Illustrated by Violet Lemay


An innovative way to discover the lives of famous writers through their connection with their pets.

  • For kids and parents interested in the lives and work of famous writers

  • For elementary school students, librarians, and literature and history teachers

  • The no-brainer follow-up to Artists and Their Pets


6 x 8 inches - 192 pages - Hardcover - ISBN: 9781947458529




Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe wrote with a cat on his shoulders? That a dog saved Pablo Neruda's life? Or that Mark Twain had a cat named Bambino? Writers and Their Pets tells these stories and many more with full-color illustrations and a chirpy narrative that will delight literary buffs, history lovers, and animal enthusiasts. Writers and Their Pets is the perfect follow-up to the successful Artists and Their Pets.



About the creative team

​Kathleen Krull, is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Visit her at kathleenkrull.com and facebook.com/kathleen.krull.

Violet Lemay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose children’s books include 100 Pablo Picassos, My Foodie ABC, and the Local Baby series, which includes New York Baby and Beach Babies. Violet worked as a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia. Her illustrations have been published by Penguin, Holt, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, and Highlights. Violet currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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