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The cat man of Aleppo / Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Upper Skagit Library 636.808 LAT 1010688 Juvenile Nonfiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984813787
  • ISBN: 1984813781
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
JAWARD, 2021.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 36).
Summary, etc.:
The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats. Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty except for the many cats left behind. Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay. He can make a difference by driving an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home. They are lonely and scared, just like him. He feeds and pets them to let them know they are loved. The next day more cats come, and then even more! There are too many for Alaa to take care of on his own. Alaa has a big heart, but he will need help from others if he wants to keep all of his new friends safe. - Publisher.
"In the midst of the Syrian Civil War, Alaa takes care of Aleppo's abandoned cats"-- Provided by publisher. Includes notes from the authors.
Awards Note:
Caldecott Honor, 2021.
American Library Association Notable Children's Books for Younger Readers, 2021.
Subject: Aljaleel, Alaa > Juvenile literature.
Animal sanctuaries > Syria > Aleppo > Juvenile literature.
Cat rescue > Syria > Aleppo > Juvenile literature.
Animal rescue > Fiction.
Cats > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Middle East.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats.
Social conditions.
Cat rescue.
Animal sanctuaries.
Animal rescue.
Syria > History > Civil War, 2011- > Juvenile literature.
Aleppo (Syria) > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Aleppo (Syria) > Fiction.
Syria > History > Civil War, 2011- > Fiction.
Syria > Aleppo.
Genre: Children's stories.
Sophisticated picture books.
Picture books.
Biographical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Biographical fiction.

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