Lost and found cat : the true story of Kunkush's incredible journey / Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes ; illustrated by Sue Cornelison.

By: Kuntz, Doug [author.]Contributor(s): Shrodes, Amy [author.] | Cornelison, Sue [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781524715472; 1524715476; 9781524715489; 1524715484Subject(s): Cats -- Iraq -- Juvenile literature | Cats -- Greece -- Juvenile literature | Pet loss -- Greece -- Juvenile literature | Refugees -- Iraq -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Picture books for children.DDC classification: 636.80092/9 LOC classification: SF442.63.I72 | K86 2017Other classification: JNF003040 | JNF053240 | JNF019000 Awards: Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2018; MEOC. Middle East Book Awards. Picture Book. 2017.Summary: 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.
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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.

Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2018; MEOC. Middle East Book Awards. Picture Book. 2017.

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Amy Shrodes and Doug Kuntz felt compelled to travel to Greece to help with the refugee crisis, each in their own unique way--Amy as a volunteer helping the arriving refugees and raising awareness back at home through a podcast, and Doug as a photojournalist, who spent five months in Greece, Turkey, France, Germany, and finally Norway, bringing the plight of the refugees to people around the globe. When they met Kunkush, they knew he was very special to someone and they wanted to do everything they could to reunite him with his family.

Sue Cornelison graduated with a BFA from Drake University and continued her studies at the International School of Studio Arts in Florence, Italy. Sue has worked as a full-time illustrator for over a decade. She wrote and illustrated The Twelve Days of Christmas in Iowa , as well as illustrated Sofia's Dream , Down by the Bay , You're Wearing That to School?!, and the American Girl Bitty Baby series. Sue works in her backyard treetop studio in a renovated 1909 carriage house in rural Iowa.

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