A Cat Called Waverley (Hardback)Debi Gliori (author)
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Born in a city park, Waverley is looked after by his best friend, Donald. Until, one fateful day, Donald signs up to fight in a war-zone far away. Loyal and patient, the homeless little ginger cat waits for his friend at Edinburgh's Waverley Station. He waits... and waits. Years go by but Waverley never gives up. He knows that home is where Donald is. Will Donald ever return and will he and Waverley find a home at last?
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Number of pages: 40
Dimensions: 240 x 275 mm
"An incredibly powerful and poignant tale of a cat searching for home.. beautifully illustrated... heartfelt and real, this story is based on the truth of those returning home from war, those who struggle to acclimatise and find closure. Debi Gliori is a masterful storyteller and this is stunning. This will accompany any KS2 topic on war brilliantly."
* My Shelves Are Full *
"... a beautiful, emotional picture book based on homeless war veteran, Darren Greenfield, who'd sit on the pavement at the top of Edinburgh's Waverley Steps. Perfect for opening up discussions about PTSD, war, and homelessness."* LibraryGirl&BookBoy (via Twitter) *
"Debi's story is written and illustrated with such empathy and sensitivity, it will surely bring a tear to your eye as you turn the pages of this book. Perhaps even more so when you read at the end that it's about a real homeless war veteran for whom she wrote the book (as well as for all the countless other homeless people who share our world."* Red Reading Hub *
"What I, the adult reader, love about A Cat Called Waverley, is that it's possible to have a traditional picture book for children, which combines some glorious art with a commentary on some of the less attractive things about life today, while also showing the goodness of many humans."* Bookwitch *
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