|About the Book|
In From The Cold: Hanks Story is about trust and is based on the true story of a stray Salt Spring Island cat. Abandoned as a kitten, Hank distrusts all humans. Hes lived wild on Salt Spring Island for more than a year and courageously facesMoreIn From The Cold: Hanks Story is about trust and is based on the true story of a stray Salt Spring Island cat. Abandoned as a kitten, Hank distrusts all humans. Hes lived wild on Salt Spring Island for more than a year and courageously faces cold, wet weather and constant hunger. In his travels he meets Missy, the tortioseshell barn cat who is afraid of mice and whose mother didnt raise her to be a barn cat. He also sees an eagle hunting for its next meal. Very worried about the eagle, Hank decides to hide for a day or two. By luck he hides at the home of Kyla Shea who happens to be to be the local SPCA manager. Because he distrusts humans, Hank insists on sleeping in Kylas old barn. But then the eagle attacks Hank inside the barn and?flies off with him. Hanks friend, Horace the barn owl, bravely distracts the eagle who drops Hank. Injured by the eagle, Hank faces a tough choice. Should he ask Kyla to help him? Or should he continue to make his own way? This story is for children ages 4 - 9. It is a delightful read aloud book as well as an early reader.Hanks story gives young children an opportunity to travel with him on Salt Spring Island. Along the beaches, and up into the pastures he ventures into the world with engaging consequences. Heather Webbs exquisite watercolour illustrations enhance this nurturing story of friendship, adventure, disappointment and joy. A great read-aloud for primary school children. Judi FrancisRetired Childrens Teacher-Librarian Salt Spring Island, B.C. May 2007All book royalties and authors net proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Salt Spring island Branch of the B.C. SPCA.