The true story about one cat's journey to be reunited with his war-torn family has been seen by millions of people and is now a heartwarming picture book.
This heartwarming true story about one lost cat's journey to be reunited with his refugee family gently introduces children to a difficult topic and shows how ordinary people can help with compassion and hope.
When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can’t bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away.
But during the crowded boat crossing to Greece, his carrier breaks and the frightened cat runs from the chaos. In one moment, he is gone. After an unsuccessful search, his family has to continue their journey, leaving brokenhearted.
A few days later, aid workers in Greece find the lost cat. Knowing how much his family has sacrificed already, they are desperate to reunite them with the cat they love so much. A worldwide community comes together to spread the word on the Internet and in the news media, and after several months the impossible happens—Kunkush’s family is found, and they finally get their happy ending in their new home.
This remarkable true story is told by the real people involved, with the full cooperation of Kunkush’s family.
"This moving true story will inspire discussions with young readers about what it means to be a refugee
, the unexpected consequences of being displaced, and the importance of kindness
“Bound to be a hit with cats and kids alike
, this picture book tells the harrowing story of a cat
who was separated from his family when they fled from Iraq and the amazing way he found his way home again
“A meaningful message of love and loss
, of empathy and outreach
, and ultimately, at its core, of compassion
, grace and kindness.” —The Sag Harbor Express