Talking in Animal

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HarperCollins, Oct 31, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 148 pages
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Siobhan prefers dogs to people and her dream is to raise collies at her pretend Painter Hill Kennel. But she discovers that she and her only human friend, Maddy, and the new girl, Lester, can talk about cats, dogs, and wolves--talking in animal very clearly about love, loss and courage in this heartfelt novel.

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About the author (1996)

Terry Farish is the author of several young adult novels. She says of THE CAT WHO LIKED POTATO SOUP, "This story began in the kitchen of our old-timer neighbor, Jimmy Fowler. My daughter and I were visiting with him there, gossiping about some village cat or other. Jimmy didn't have a cat, but he said if we got one, wouldn't we name it after him? And we did . We got a cat and named her Jimmy."
Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children. He says, "I've always been pro-cat, although our house is divided on the subject. To appreciate a cat requires a certain amount of abstraction, I think - and a sense of humor." Barry Root lives in rural Pennsylvania with his wife (the illustrator Kimberly Bulcken Root), their three children, and a couple of useless dogs.

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