Lark Pien Long Tail Kitty

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Long Tail Kitty

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Lark Pien's clever, precise, unique comics are favorites with graphic-novel fans, and Long Tail Kitty marks her debut in the children's-book world. Meet Long Tail Kitty and his friends and neighbors: a bee who's friends with the flowers (at least the nice ones); Good Tall Mouse, who likes ice skating; and a family of aliens who drop in for one night of fun. The warmth and visual wit of these stories are sure to win over young readers, who will want to return again and again to Long Tail Kitty's house, by the hill, by the meadow, by the lake, by the river, by the town, by the bridge on the street where he lives.

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Lark Pien worked as an architectural designer before she turned to drawing her acclaimed comics full time. She has been a resident artist at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and Asian Art Museum, as well as the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. Lark currently lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, who draws comics too, and their tuxedo cat, who likes to play, play, play.

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"Four small adventures in the life of Long Tail Kitty. In the first, LTK and his friend Tony, an orange cat, try to go with their elephant friend to a magic show on a robot-run riverboat, but the robobarker says that Big E exceeds the boat's weight limits. In the second, LTK and Tony go to Big E's birthday party, and LTK is put out when Big E does not open his present first. On the way home from the party, LTK gets lost when Tony goes on ahead, but he is helped out by new friend Frances. Finally, LTK calms down from the excitement by working in his garden, but Tony, Big E and Frances start a water fight. LTK looks rather like a plump, fanged, six-pointed starfish with a tail rather than a cat, but neither anatomical verisimilitude nor plot is the main event in Pien's pastel-colored animal world. The solipsistic LTK is marvelously childlike, so concerned with his relationships with his friends that sometimes he doesn't even notice that he's having a good time. Big E, befitting his size, operates as the world's nominal adult, wielding actual, unexplained magic when necessary to make things right, just like a human parent. Pien's delicately colored panels have all the appeal of a bag of jelly beans, appearing first as an abstract agglomeration of colors and then resolving into the sweetest of narratives. A cotton-candy graphic idyll." Kirkus Reviews


"Four small adventures in the life of Long Tail Kitty. In the first, LTK and his friend Tony, an orange cat, try to go with their elephant friend to a magic show on a robot-run riverboat, but the robobarker says that Big E exceeds the boat's weight limits. In the second, LTK and Tony go to Big E's birthday party, and LTK is put out when Big E does not open his present first. On the way home from the party, LTK gets lost when Tony goes on ahead, but he is helped out by new friend Frances. Finally, LTK calms down from the excitement by working in his garden, but Tony, Big E and Frances start a water fight. LTK looks rather like a plump, fanged, six-pointed starfish with a tail rather than a cat, but neither anatomical verisimilitude nor plot is the main event in Pien's pastel-colored animal world. The solipsistic LTK is marvelously childlike, so concerned with his relationships with his friends that sometimes he doesn't even notice that he's having a good time. Big E, befitting his size, operates as the world's nominal adult, wielding actual, unexplained magic when necessary to make things right, just like a human parent. Pien's delicately colored panels have all the appeal of a bag of jelly beans, appearing first as an abstract agglomeration of colors and then resolving into the sweetest of narratives. A cotton-candy graphic idyll." ―Kirkus Reviews

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