‘Path Of The Pronghorn’ book signing August 20
New book by Cat Urbigkit
by Sublette County Library
August 11, 2010
Please join author and photographer Cat Urbigkit at the Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave in Pinedale on Friday, August 20 from 5 – 7 pm for a book signing and talk on her newest non-fiction children’s picture books, Path of the Pronghorn.
This captivating book follows a herd of Wyoming pronghorn from the sagebrush desert in the spring, to the mountainous high country in summer and finally to lower elevations where the herd returns each winter. The photographs are by Mark Gocke.
Simple, lyrical text and stunning full color photographs give readers of all ages a look at the life and behavior of this extraordinary animal. American pronghorn antelope are the fastest land mammals in North America and have been clocked at speeds of up to sixty miles per hour. When a herd of these animals passes at a run, their pounding hooves sound like a fire raging across the prairie.
Cat and her family are sheep and cattle producers in western Wyoming, where they also raise guardian dogs. She likes to spend her free time with nomadic sheepherders in western Wyoming, documenting their lives, and the lives of their sheep herds, through photography. Her other non-fiction children’s picture books are: Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs; A Young Shepherd; Puppies, Puppies Everywhere! ; Cattle Kids and "The Shepherd's Trail."
As a newspaper reporter, and publisher, Cat Urbigkit has won numerous awards for her coverage of agricultural and environmental issues. She has made it her priority to write factual books for children that promote positive views of agriculture in the United States.