Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends

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Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends

By Rob Laidlaw
Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12
ISBN: 978-1-927485-31-6 (HC) | 978-1-927485-54-5 (PB)
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $15.95 USD (HC) | $14.95 CAD / $11.95 USD (PB)
Hardcover with dust jacket | Paperback with French flaps
Trim Size: 17.78 x 22.86 cm / 7 x 9 in.
Pages: 64
Available in schools, libraries and fine book stores

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Kids around the world are making a difference in the lives of cats. Readers will be inspired to become Cat Champions, too!

Around the world, young people are making a difference in the lives of cats. In Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends, meet kids who are helping at shelters, fostering kittens, volunteering with sterilization programs, and caring for abandoned cats. Animal advocate Rob Laidlaw brings readers a hopeful, inspiring look at the issues facing domesticated and feral cats, and the “Cat Champions” who are working to help them.

Informational sidebars throughout the book describe issues facing cats (“The Cat’s Out of the Bag”) as well as good-news feline facts (“The Cat’s Meow”). Filled with colour photographs and real-life stories, Cat Champions will inspire and empower readers of all ages.

Awards and Honours:
2015 Bank Street Best Book
2015 OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award honour book
2014/2015 Red Cedar Book Award nominee
2014/2015 Hackmatack Award nominee
2014 Spring Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection
2013 Resource Links “The Year’s Best” selection

Reviews:
“…the kids’ actions should inspire readers to get involved with rescue efforts in their own communities. This title would be useful for its information on young people and their determination to protect cats everywhere.”—School Library Journal

“The straightforward message, good examples and plentiful resources may well combine to inspire new advocates.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Written in a clear unpreachy style and brimming with lovely full-colour photos, this is an ideal volume for any young cat lover…”—Quill & Quire

“…the book’s centerpiece is the “cat champions,” or young people (some eight or nine years old) who have gone above and beyond to make life better for felines.…The list of organizations where kids can learn about ways they can help is extensive and useful.”—Booklist

“[A] book that will empower youth to help homeless cats… Attractive sidebars contain tidbits of information that will be of interest to cat lovers…Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine ****/4

“Cat lovers around the world will celebrate this well-written nonfiction selection.”—Dragon Lode International Books

“The information is easily accessible and the stories are engaging and heart-warming… This is a wonderful book for any animal lover.”—Resource Links