Synopses & Reviews
Beau is very unhappy in his new life as a barn cat. He longs to be Mikis 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 Cloudland Farm with Mikis 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 barns 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 doesnt 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 Bayberrys stall door, and introduces himself.This is their story.
Beau is very unhappy in his new life as a barn cat after his owner develops asthma and must send him to Cloudland Farm, but he soon befriends an equally unhappy horse, who is old and half-blind, when her owners move to an apartment and send her away.
About the Author
Nita Choukas's childhood years in rural Maine during the great depression kindled her lifelong interest in dramatic literature. As a mother of three, grandmother of ten, she honed her storytelling over the years, and has studied literature all her life. An actress and director of school and community theater, she has written book for two children's musicals, Lolly On His Own and An Elemental Tale. This is her first children' 's book.Gillian Tyler began her distinguished career in the visual arts at Smith College. She was a Max Beckman Scholar at the Museum School at the Brooklyn Museum, a Fullbright Fellow in graphics at Kunst Academie in Hamburg, Germany, and an exhibiting nominee at the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Her studies in oil and watercolors in recent years have led to exhibits in galleries all over New England and beyond.