Pets and Their Famous Humans

Historical Figures With Animal Sidekicks

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but it’s not exactly an exclusive relationship; historical figures with pets definitely bear out this truth. Humanity, and the unique individuals who comprise it, has entered into all manner of partnerships with the animal kingdom over the centuries. Countless important historical figures have warmed our hearts with their furry friendships.

Mozart composed his brilliant work with a friendly little starling. Dalí and Babou the Ocelot were a couple of adorable buddies, and that’s to say nothing of the “useful” pets like Ramesses II’s vicious battle lion. Gaze upon the sheer awesomeness of these human-animal collaborations, and, perhaps, take the time to think twice before committing to a dog or cat next time you’re looking for a pet. There might just be a more interesting option available!

44 pages | 24.5 x 33 cm.
4-colour process
Age 8+

Fall 2019

Rights sold: Catalan and Spanish.

Katherine Quinn