Hi guys, Phoebe here, I have been allowed to host the Middle-Earth Monday Book Review ‘Buster’s Winter Folly’ as I am the youngest in the family. We have a special giveaway for young readers OR anyone who loves cats.
Kristin Schumacher had a dream of paying tribute to her cat Buster, who has quite a story. His origins inspired Buster’s Winter Folly and we wanted to support this campaign from the start. We were delighted when Kristin Schumacher’s Kickstarter campaign achieved its goal.
- Kristin says “It’s a story about how to take care of pets, without lecturing, a story about how to find a lost pet, and a story from Buster’s prospective about bullying and learning a lesson about going out without a guardian, or a friend, or identification or telling someone“
“He came to me after I had rescued 15 cats from the Katrina disaster and found them foster homes. I had worked in rescue in different capacities but this took its toll on me and I stepped back from rescue for a bit. Then Buster’s photo came across my desk. Weighing in at 4 lbs, missing a front canine, a broken tail, bad hips like he had been hit by a car or kicked, he looked in worse shape than any of the Katrina cats that came to Vancouver. AND HE LIVED IN THE STREETS OF VANCOUVER AND NO ONE CARED.”
‘Buster’s Winter Folly’ is a lovely story, full of bright and engaging illustrations. Its soft cover makes it portable, and it is perfect for reading together with youngsters, or a grown up needing that happy ending. There is much for kids and their adults to think about; there is tension; Buster is discovered abandoned 🙁 then he finds a home. There is worry; he gets lost then he gets found again. We think that the vibrant images of Jeffery Austin Gibson delight the eye and Kristin’s story makes this a real paw turner.
** SPECIAL SEPTEMBER DISCOUNT **
You can obtain a copy of Buster’s Winter Folly for $10.00 plus shipping (full price $11.99)
Contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ***
We have one signed copy of Buster’s Winter Folly to give away this week. It is signed by Kristin Schumacher and Buster’s artist Jeffery Austin Gibson. Here’s what you do!
- Comment below this post. If you have any problems commenting contact @WHSKR on Twitter or DashKitten on Facebook.
- Join our mailing list here (5 extra entries) Lists Members remind us – sometimes you don’t look like your email address!
- Let us know if you donated to Nipclub, or Spookyshorty in August (5 extra entries) We don’t need to know your amount – just that you did so we can honour your donation (5 entries).
- Giveaway closes on 7th September 2014.