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One Brave Boy and His Cat

One Brave Boy and His Cat

Flanker Press


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A book for pet lovers everywhere!

One Brave Boy and his Cat is the tale of a child facing one of the hardest realities of pet ownership. Nick’s family brings their cat to a veterinarian after it has been hit by a car. When they find that their pet has been badly hurt, the boy and his family must make a difficult choice. Nick surprises everyone with the bravery of his decision.

"One Brave Boy and His Cat is an important book for every child who has a pet. Andrew Peacock, Newfoundland’s favourite vet, tells the story of one brave boy coming to terms with the death of his beloved cat. With compassion and grace, Peacock shows how children can be given the responsibility of deciding when it’s time to let go." — Charis Cotter, Award-winning author of The Ghost Road.

"It is never easy to say goodbye. One Brave Boy and His Cat gently and lovingly captures the experience of losing a beloved family cat. In addition to the difficult decision to euthanize a pet, parents are often burdened with the worry of their child’s reaction. This illustrated story shows what commonly happens with honest and empathic discussion.” — Margie Scherk, DVM, Dip ABVP, Editor, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

There’s a butterfly — a Monarch? — on every page. It flies in front of Susie before she’s stuck down. It hovers above Susie spread on the examination table. It flutters in Brave Boy Nick’s face as he hears the vet’s sad news. It pitches on the roof of the family car for the ride home.

Ah, the butterfly, a symbol, I s’pose, of fate, of transformation, of … of what? … reincarnation p’raps? A symbol even a youngster will understand.

One Brave Boy and His Cat is a story about accepting the loss of a beloved pet and the suggestion — that friggin’ butterfly, eh b’ys? — that pet lovers will always get another pet to love.

-- Harold Walters --
One Brave Boy and His Cat has been re-read many times since it first came into our home last week and since it is a children's book I thought I would share what my own two daughters had to say: 4 year old: I feel bad that they don't have a pet anymore. I hope they get a new pet! I was so excited that my name was in it! 9 year old: I thought it was very sad. But it also tells children what to do if their pet is or animal is hurt very badly. I like that the little boy wasn't upset and that he dealt with it all very calmly. Overall, a fantastic book to add to your collection especially if you have a pet at home! And even if you don't it is still a wonderful story for children (and adults!) of all ages.-- Nicole - Goodreads --

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About Flanker Press
Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.