Retired Elementary College Counselor Shares Charming Story of a Cat’s Journey Residence in Illustrated Youngsters’s E-book
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Dec. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Author and retired elementary school counselor Joan Romney Groves has published her first children’s illustrated book, which tells the heartwarming story of a cat placed 30 miles from a farm home, and after nine Months and many shocking experiences he finds his way back.
Based on a true story: “Where is my home?” follows a cat named Sonic, who is very different from his littermates from birth. When children played with him or picked him up, he hissed, scratched and ran away. When it becomes clear that Sonic is unlikely to find a forever home with a family, he embarks on an outdoor adventure to find a place of his own.
Sonic’s journey takes him to windy fields and a large red barn, through the wilderness and into town. On the way he encounters many living beings – both friendly and not so much. After traveling in vain through numerous cities, Sonic longs for a home. And when he spies on a familiar house – that of his old family – he is welcomed back with open arms and a grateful heart.
Ultimately: “Where is my home?” is a compelling story that teaches children that being free in the world is not as important as being loved at home, because home is the heart. A parallel to the parable of the prodigal son, Groves’ book tells a story for school-age children as Sonic struggles on his journey to figure out where he belongs.
“The situations [Groves] The performances for the wandering cat are impressive: he trudges through the snow, passes a spiritually uplifting manger, and arrives back at the Jake’s house in the spring, ”wrote a reviewer for the US Review of Books of the book. “The illustrations by artist Nancy Romney and colorist Joan E. Schuller vividly show Sonic’s transformation from a prickly bundle of claws and teeth to a satisfied furball when he finally gets home. Children will be enchanted by this timeless story, and it should make a great reading book for parents and grandparents who will no doubt enjoy it too. “
“Where is my house?”
By Joan Romney Groves
ISBN: 978-1-5462-1699-5 (softcover)
ISBN: 978-1-5462-1700-8 (e-book)
ISBN: 978-1-7283-2640-5 (audio)
Available through AuthorHouse, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon
About the author
Joan Romney Groves served as an elementary school counselor for 23 years before she retired and was named Utah School Counselor of the Year in 2004. Groves holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and a Masters of Education from Brigham Young University. She is the mother of six children and a grandmother of 28 years. Groves is also the author of “The Antique Organ and Other Stories,” which she published in 2009 for the Gale History Center. “Where is my house?” was recommended by the US Review of Books and won the 2020 Pacific Book Awards in the Children’s Book 6 and Older category. To learn more, please visit www.joanromneygroves.com or watch a video about the book here.
About the illustrator and colorist
Nancy Romney is an artist who loves painting character portraits. She wants her art to tell the stories of life. Joan E. Schuller added her artistic coloring to this book.
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Where’s my home jacket art
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