Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival


By (author) Kirby Larson, By (author) Mary Nethery, Illustrated by Jean Cassels

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  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 28 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 259mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0802797547
  • ISBN 13: 9780802797544
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 457,651

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Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat--they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.

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Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery are the best of friends, just like Bobbi and Bob Cat. They first saw the Two Bobbies on "Anderson"" Cooper 360 " and found hope in the Bobbies' story of friendship and survival. Kirby is the acclaimed author of many books for children, including the 2007 Newbery Honor Book "Hattie Big Sky." Mary is the author of many picture books, including "Mary Veronica's Egg." Kirby lives in Kenmore, Washington, and Mary lives in Eureka, California. The authors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Best Friends Animal Society. Visit their Web sites at and www.marynethery.comJean Cassels has illustrated more than fifty nonfiction nature titles. Her other titles include "Groundhog Stays Up Late" and "Br'er Rabbit Captured!" Jean lives with her husband in New Orleans. They left the city with their three dogs a day before Katrina, and it was six weeks before they could return home. Although there is still much left to accomplish throughout the city, Jean is glad to say that through the efforts of the residents and the visitors who have come to help, New Orleans is making a comeback. Visit her Web site at"