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The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas: How a Cat Brought a Family the Gift of Love

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Publisher Comments:

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

Julias 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 Quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world.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 Georges 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 . . .

Genuinely touching, The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas is a story about devotion, love, and a holiday miracle, and is perfect for fans of Lil Bub, I Am Pusheen the Cat, and A Street Cat Named Bob.

Review:

"Rump's 10-year-old autistic son, George, often felt more to her like a 'visitor she could not make happy instead of own child' — that is, until the day a stray cat appeared in their garden. Ben the cat's impact on the Rump family is the subject of this engaging memoir. Single mother Rump lives with George in a London council estate. When George is born, something is obviously wrong: he cries 'day in, day out' and hates to be touched. He barely sleeps, doesn't make eye contact, and, when he's older, if a visitor arrived unexpectedly he 'curl up into a ball and rock.' However, after they've taken their stray cat to the vet and Rump and George visit the cat, George kneels down beside the cage and talks to the cat, who looks George 'square in the eyes.' To Rump's amazement, George doesn't look away, and instead engages with the cat. After that, as Rump says, 'everything changed.' With a fresh, honest, and frequently funny voice, despite the considerable hardships depicted, Rump offers a moving story that comes from the heart. Agent: Laetitia Rutherford, Mulcahy Conway Associates. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Marley, Oogy, Huck-and now, Traffy, the andquot;forever dogandquot; that changed one couple's life.

All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan's dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete?

Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy-only to have each move on after six months-eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along ... and stayed. An instant U.K. bestseller, The Puppy That Came for Christmas is a heartwarming and inspirational story that will captivate dog lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Megan Rix was born in London, and lived in America, New Zealand, and Singapore before marrying her husband, Ian, and settling in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452298781
Author:
Romp, Julia
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Rix, Megan
Subject:
Psychology-Autism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.37 x 0.66 in 0.47 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rump's 10-year-old autistic son, George, often felt more to her like a 'visitor she could not make happy instead of own child' — that is, until the day a stray cat appeared in their garden. Ben the cat's impact on the Rump family is the subject of this engaging memoir. Single mother Rump lives with George in a London council estate. When George is born, something is obviously wrong: he cries 'day in, day out' and hates to be touched. He barely sleeps, doesn't make eye contact, and, when he's older, if a visitor arrived unexpectedly he 'curl up into a ball and rock.' However, after they've taken their stray cat to the vet and Rump and George visit the cat, George kneels down beside the cage and talks to the cat, who looks George 'square in the eyes.' To Rump's amazement, George doesn't look away, and instead engages with the cat. After that, as Rump says, 'everything changed.' With a fresh, honest, and frequently funny voice, despite the considerable hardships depicted, Rump offers a moving story that comes from the heart. Agent: Laetitia Rutherford, Mulcahy Conway Associates. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Marley, Oogy, Huck-and now, Traffy, the andquot;forever dogandquot; that changed one couple's life.

All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan's dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete?

Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy-only to have each move on after six months-eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along ... and stayed. An instant U.K. bestseller, The Puppy That Came for Christmas is a heartwarming and inspirational story that will captivate dog lovers everywhere.

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