Back of Book:
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 is beautiful story about one families fight to live in a safer environment. The tale is about a lost cat, but the book discusses the current events of people who are refugees. The illustrations are soft and help balance the harsh reality of refugees and the hard things they go though. Another thing I loved about this book is the love of strangers. The people who took care of Kunkush, and helped him family, did it from their heart. I think their kindness was my favorite part of this story. This is a fantastic story to add to any class library.
Ages 5 and up