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  • 40 pages
  • Standard Color
  • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
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  • 978-1-4602-9461-1 Hardcover
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Song Lyrics, Prairie Ecology, Ecosystems, Prairie Species, Flora and Fauna, Animal Sounds, Summer Day

Prairie Girl's Song
by Kate Ferris and Mary Ann Tully

Children let their imaginations soar as they read "Prairie Girl's Song" and follow the adventures of a young girl on her family's prairie farm. The story is told through the delightful, rhyming lyrics of a folk song written by musician Kate Ferris. The vibrant imagery created with Ferris’ words is woven by artist Mary Ann Tully into an enchanting and richly coloured mixed media tapestry of prairie plants and animals. Seen through the eyes of a child, the diversity of the wild prairie comes alive over the course of a day and into the magic of a prairie night. The glossary at the end of the book provides an excellent source of information about the ecology of the prairies. "Prairie Girl's Song" is an essential addition for the shelves of classrooms, schools and home libraries everywhere.

Kate Ferris is a singer, songwriter, storyteller and music educator who grew up on a farm near Holland, Manitoba and enjoyed a 'free range’ childhood. Her love of the Prairie finds its way into many of her songs. Kate and her husband, luthier Fred Casey, live in Manitoba's Interlake where they appreciate the sights and sounds of rural life. She is thrilled to have her words translated into the beautiful artwork created by her dear friend Mary Ann Tully. "Prairie Girl's Song" is dedicated to Kate's niece, Karen Ferris, who grew up on the very same farm, dreamed in the very same bedroom, and who - regardless of where she may live - will always be a Prairie Girl.

Go to Kate Ferris’ website ( to hear Kate singing "Prairie Girl's Song".

About the Illustrator

Mary Ann Tully is an artist and teacher who loves sharing art and picture books with children. Her art studio in a log home called "Wenrio" (a Huron word meaning "in a grove of cedars") is located in a magical forest in rural southern Ontario. Mary Ann's appreciation of prairie ecology was fostered through living in Manitoba for six years and visiting the prairies on many occasions. She and musician Kate Ferris have been friends since teaching together in Thompson, Manitoba. "Prairie Girl's Song" is the result of their shared dream to create a children's book together.

Visit Mary Ann Tully’s website ( to see more images of her art.


Kate Ferris
Mary Ann Tully

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