Kitty Alone

John M. Feierabend

Item #: G-9548     Status: Available

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Series: First Steps in Music


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: FREE MP3 Download - Full Performance

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.


The collaborative work of author/adaptor John M. Feierabend and artist Mina Echevarria, "Kitty Alone" is the latest in a series of captivating picture books, each based on a beloved songtale from the great American folk music heritage. This beautifully illustrated version sets the song in the Appalachian Mountains and uses a bobcat, called a "woods ghost" by locals, as the title character. Like the other titles in the First Steps in Music series, "Kitty Alone" includes song history and notation, along with a free download link for the song, sung by Jill Trinka. An extraordinary and visually stunning picture book for children ages 3-5, "Kitty Alone" is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections.

—Midwest Book Review, August 2019

Categories: Children/Youth, Folk Music, Picture Books

Number of Pages: 32

Format: Hard Cover

Discipline: General Music