Cat Urbigkit book signings March 12 & 13
Urbigkit's new book, ‘The Shepherd’s Trail’, available
by Pinedale Online!
March 3, 2008
A wagon sits in the sagebrush-covered desert, while herders on horseback move sheep to high summer range. It looks like a scene from the Old West, but it’s actually a sight you can see today. Shepherds still live in wagons, tending their flocks in Wyoming and other places in the American West just as they have done for more than a hundred years. You can still see the shepherds trailing, moving their flocks to the mountains in the summer and bringing them down to the desert for the winter.
Kids can learn all about this primitive method of agriculture by reading The Shepherd’s Trail, the new book by author and photographer Cat Urbigkit of Big Piney. From breeding season to lambing season, and shearing in between, The Shepherd’s Trail presents a lively, informative text and stunning photographs that show how sheep are raised over the course of a year. All the photos in the book were taken in western Wyoming.
This is Urbigkit’s fifth non-fiction photo essay for children. The Shepherd’s Trail, and her other volumes, will be available for sales at a book signing at the Big Piney Library on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, and in the children's reading room at the Pinedale Library on Thursday, March 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.