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Kitty Alone is the 14th in the series of captivating picture books, each based on a beloved songtale from the great American folk music heritage, and collected by John M. Feierabend.
This beautifully illustrated version of Kitty Alone was conceived by illustrator Mina Echevarria, who suggested setting the song in the Appalachian Mountains and using a bobcat as the title character. Since they are rarely seen in the daytime, Appalachian locals refer to the bobcat as the “woods ghost.” Here the illustrations create the ghostly bobcat in the evening darkness of the forest encountering several delightful friends. Also notice the red thread that appears throughout. Find it in the last picture…was it all just a dream?
Like the other picture books in John M. Feierabend’s First Steps in Music series, Kitty Alone includes a description of the history of the song, the notation of the song, and a link to download the song sung by Jill Trinka with dulcimer accompaniment at no cost.