Kitty Alone is the latest in series of captivating picture books, each based on a beloved songtale from the great American folk music heritage, and collected by John M. Feierabend.
This beautifully illustrated version of Kitty Alone was conceived by illustrator Mina Echevarria, who suggested setting the song in the Appalachian Mountains and using a bobcat as the title character. Since they are rarely seen in the daytime, Appalachian locals refer to the bobcat as the “woods ghost.” Here the illustrations create the ghostly bobcat in the evening darkness of the forest encountering several delightful friends. Also notice the red thread that appears throughout. Find it in the last picture…was it all just a dream?
Like the other picture books in John M. Feierabend’s First Steps in Music series, Kitty Alone includes a description of the history of the song, the notation of the song, and a link to download the song sung by Jill Trinka at no cost.
The song may be downloaded in audio:
MP3 download instructions: Windows users right click on the link. Mac users hold down the Control key as you click the link. Then select either “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…” and choose the location you would like to save the file on your computer.
Watch the promotional video for Kitty Alone to hear the song and see images from the picture book.