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Picture books published by Fox Creek Press are written and illustrated  by Ellie Kirby. All books ordered through this website will be signed by the author. For a personal message, please email foxcreekpress@yahoo.com or write a note on your order form.
 
Ellie Kirby is available to do programs on writing and illustrating children's books. She can visit schools, libraries and conferences in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina. For more information call (276) 579-4011 or email foxcreekpress@yahoo.com.

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The White Bear BookThe White Bear

One cold, rainy night a mysterious white bear comes to a farmer’s house and demands his youngest daughter. The girl goes home with the bear and learns that he is really a prince under a witch’s spell. She comes to love the white bear, and when he disappears she must search far and wide to find him.

The White Bear is an old tale from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ellie Kirby visited many actual places in the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia to paint the scenery in the pictures.

Hardcover and paperback, 32 pages, color illustrations



Award
Silver Medal Winner — Children's Picture Books (All Ages) Independent Publisher Book Awards 2009



Moonbeam Award

Bronze Medal Winner — Best Illustrator Moonbeam Book Awards 2009



The White Bear
 is $18 for the hardcover and $10 for the paperback.
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The Legend of Caty Sage Book The Big Toe

This spooky story has been a favorite in the Southern Appalachians. One day an old woman is working in her cabbage patch and finds a big toe in the garden. She takes it home to cook for supper.

Later that night when she goes to bed, a mysterious creature comes looking for its big toe!

The Big Toe is an old ghost story which has been told in the mountains for over 100 years. Ellie Kirby's neighbors modeled for the characters in the illustrations and Purrl, the “library cat” at the Grayson County Library, was a model for the old woman's cat.

Hardcover and paperback, 32 pages, color illustrations


The Big Toe is $18 for the hardcover and $10 for the paperback.
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The Legend of Caty Sage Book The Legend of Caty Sage

This picture book tells the true story of a child who lived in the mountains of Virginia in the 18th century. Caty Sage was chasing butterflies near her family’s log cabin one summer’s day when she disappeared without a trace. Years later her brother found her living with a remote Indian tribe.

The Legend of Caty Sage tells the story of Caty’s adventurous life. Ellie Kirby did extensive research on the lives of early settlers and Native Americans. The detailed watercolor illustrations give readers a glimpse of rural America 200 years ago.


Hardcover, 32 pages, color illustrations


The Legend of Caty Sage is $20 for the hardcover.
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The Legend of Caty Sage Book Under the Snowball Tree

Susie and her daughters live in an old farmhouse in the mountains of North Carolina. A huge snowball tree blooms next to the house. The poetic text and dreamlike illustrations show a day in their lives.

There is an aura of peace and contentment as they go about their daily activities, play music with friends, and go to bed.

The illustrations, a mixture of painting and collage, sometimes drift into fantasy.


Hardcover and paperback, 32 pages, color illustrations


Under the Snowball Tree is $15 for the hardcover.
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