Chippiepierre's Magic Paintbrush Tail: A Steamboat Adventure is a heartwarming and humorous tale of feline friendship, cooperation and adventure on the Chesapeake Bay. Chippiepierre’s penchant for oil painting lands him and his very best friend Gidgett on a Chesapeake Bay Side-Wheel Steamboat in 1894. Who do they meet? What do they learn? Can they find their way back home? The answers to all these questions are in this story which is written by author, Barbara Dietz and richly illustrated by artist, George Frayne.

​​This is a charming, educational, adventure reminiscent of the books we all loved growing up. It is a wholesome story that teaches about the Chesapeake Bay Steamboat Era; a bygone time when life in the tidewater region was dependent on steamboats plying the waters of the bay, from Baltimore to Norfolk.

Perfect for young readers age 7-12 and will make a lovely "read-to" book as well.​​
Join the adventure and see what happens on the Chesapeake Bay.
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