The Girl with the Cat

The Girl with the Cat
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Caroline moves into a new city. One of the first places that she discovers is the art gallery. And the first person that she befriends is a girl named Nina who is sitting in rocking chair with her cat, Sammy. But Nina and Sammy are part of a bronze sculpture. Caroline and Nina’s friendship grows as Caroline tells Nina about the cat she left behind and about her new school where it is hard to make friends. One day Caroline comes to the gallery and finds a sign beside Nina and Sammy; MOVING SOON. The loaned work of art will go back to the artist who sculpted it, so Caroline devises a plan. This empowering picture book is based on the real-life story of how Caroline Markham came to change the final destination of Arthur Price’s bronze sculpture, Girl With Cat. Ages 5-12. (Red Deer Press)

About the Author

Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.