Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 5
Bright colours, rich textures, and whimsical text bring these curious cats to life as they explore the great Canadian prairie landscape!
Nuptse and Lhotse are floating home in their hot-air balloon after their latest adventure when they get caught in a terrible storm. As they tumble and twist past flying cows this storm is about to spin them right into another fabulous adventure, this time in the Prairies!
From the top of a wheat king’s tower to deep underground labyrinths and caverns filled with prairie dogs and dinosaur bones, Nuptse and Lhotse will meet many new friends as they explore this unique land while completing a scavenger hunt. With help from Coulee Coyote, the cats will look for a sweet treat from a homestead’s hearth, ride a pronghorn across great sand dunes, and accidentally interrupt a bison’s hockey game.
Join these increasingly popular and mischievous felines on a new, adventurous romp across the landscape and history of the Canadian Plains!
About the author
Jocey Asnong was raised by a pack of wild pencil crayons in a house made out of paper and stories. After finishing several years of illustration school at Sheridan College, she left the land of maple trees in Ontario and moved to the mountains of Alberta so she could wear mittens most of the year. When she is not chasing her cats around her art cave in Canmore, she might be caught in a blizzard near Mount Everest, or running away from wolf dogs in Mongolia, or peeking out castle windows in Scotland, or sleeping under the stars in Bolivia. Jocey’s illustrations can be found in all kinds of unusual places, as well as in the picture books Mushkid, The Princess and the Cheese, Nuptse and Lhotse in Nepal (winner of a Purple Dragonfly Award), Nuptse and Lhotse Go To the Rockies (RMB, 2014), Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland (RMB, 2015), Rocky Mountain ABCs (RMB, 2016) and Rocky Mountain 123s (RMB, 2017). She lives in Canmore, Alberta.