Summer 2007

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CATS, cats, cats! VIVIAN BUCHANS ORIGINAL CAT ASTROLOGY is the newest title from Penfield Books ($12.95). For over thirty years, Vivian Buchan has been one of the worlds leading authorities on cat astrology. The author of over 900 articles, essays, and poems, Vivian was named Poet of the Year in 2003 by the Famous Poets Society. 

We first met Vivian when she was only 93 years old, busy writing amusing poems extolling the virtues of the many cats in her life. To honor Vivian, founder of the Iowa chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, Penfield has reprinted her popular 1979 volume about cat astrology. This ground-breaking work is now available in a handsomely-designed edition, featuring all-new illustrations and selected poems, along with Vivian?s beloved musings on the cat signs of the zodiac. What great fun it is for any cat lover!

The new edition is greatly enhanced by the many charming illustrations by DIANE HEUSINKVELD. Bringing her sensitive eye and her skill in observing natural subjects, Diane has produced a series of fine illustrations showing cats at work and at play, as well as beautiful zodiacal full-page drawings. Diane has illustrated Penfield Books for over fifteen years, and we think this is her best work yet. (And we are mighty proud that she is our daughter-in-law!) 

Order your copy of this instant classic today by calling Penfield Books at 1-800-728-9998. We know you will enjoy this feline feast for the eyes!

Speaking of pride, we are also delighted to announce that Penfields 2006 title SWEDISH TOUCHES: RECIPES AND TRADITIONS ($14.95) has been awarded first place recognition by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. We enjoyed traveling to St. Paul to accept the award in May, and are thrilled to have SWEDISH TOUCHES listed as an award-winning book in the 17th annual MIPA Midwest Book Awards. For a full description and ordering information, see under “recent releases.” 

Watch for our news this fall. We will have two new titles and much more Penfield news. Enjoy a terrific summer, and remember: consult our web catalogue for gift ideas and all your summer reading interests. 

Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, publisher