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In this third book of the award-winning Chippy Chipmunk series, Chippy experiences the loss of his best friend Pickle, a meadow vole. Chippy's friends help him both to express his grief and also learn to accept and be at peace with the fate of his pal. While Chippy hibernates, owls appear in magical dreams to offer words of comfort. By springtime, Chippy emerges with a renewed sense of hope and begins to believe that life really does get better. The delicately woven story line is illustrated with beautiful nature photography. An activity page, fun facts, and notes to parents and educators are included.
About the Author
Kathy M. Miller is a teacher, cellist, author, and award-winning nature photographer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University with bachelor degrees in education and music. In addition to the images found in her multi-award-winning children's books Chippy Chipmuck Parties in the Garden, and Chippy Chipmuck: Babies in the Garden, Miller's photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines and graced the covers of brochures, Hawk Mountain News, and the 2009 Schuylkill County Visitors Guide. One of Miller's photos was used of the cover of the Yuengling Brewery Cookbook and she contributed ten images to the book Rescuing Wildlife. She won second place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography. She is a speaker at various reading and library association conferences. Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Miller now lives in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania with her husband and a photogenic feline, Chester.