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The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas

Book Description:

The heart-warming true story of a little boy and the cat that changed his life.

Julia’s nine-year-old son George was autistic. Quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world. Then one day a small black-and-white stray cat appeared in her garden and George’s face lit up.

George bonded with Ben and began to open up to his mother as well. For three happy years, the trio was inseparable and George made remarkable progress. But then disaster struck—Ben went missing and George regressed.

The weeks turned into months, and Christmas was fast approaching, but on December 21, Julia got a call from a family more than fifty miles away, which finally offered a ray of hope . . .

                                                         STAFF REVIEWS:

"I enjoyed the book and learning about the bond between the young boy and his cat. The cat was able to allow George to open up verbally, physically, and emotionally. Without his friend he may not have progressed as much as he did and had such a fulfilling life."  

Would you refer this book to others?  YES

~ Anonymous

"I loved the book.  I am an animal lover and firmly believes they bring a new dimension to wellness and healing.  If more of our people could know the unconditional love that a pet brings, the world would be a better place.  My cat loves me just the way I am."

Would you refer the book to others?  YES

~Kathy Grundmeyer

"A heartfelt story of a mother's love and devotion to her 9 year old son who has autism.  You don't have to be a 'cat lover' to enjoy this book and to be touched by the significant impact that an animal can have on a young boy and his mother's life and their relationship together.  This book consumed my attention from the first to the last page.  A very pleasureable read!"

Would you refer the book to others?  YES

~ Tammy Doppenberg