Lost and Found Cat

Lost and Found Cat

The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey

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This heartwarming true story about one lost cat's journey to be reunited with his refugee family gently introduces children to a difficult topic and shows how ordinary people can help with compassion and hope.

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 moving true story will inspire discussions with young readers about what it means to be a refugee , the unexpected consequences of being displaced, and the importance of kindness ." -- Brightly

"Bound to be a hit with cats and kids alike , this picture book tells the harrowing story of a cat who was separated from his family when they fled from Iraq and the amazing way he found his way home again ." --People.com

"A meaningful message of love and loss , of empathy and outreach , and ultimately, at its core, of compassion , grace and kindness." -- The Sag Harbor Express
Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524715472
Branch Call Number: J 636.800929 Kun
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations, colour map ; 27 cm

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The_Thorne
Aug 04, 2017

My daughter is 5 and she LOVED this story. It was read many times while we had it and gave a heartwarming story of love in a time of a lot of strife and fear.

I tell my girls when something bad happens 'Look for the helpers'... this is a wonderful example of how acts of kindness make a lasting impact on people and a community.

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Olivy
Jul 25, 2017

My 11 year old and I loved this story. Super relevant, inspiring and heart warming. It also gives an update on the real family with photo's.

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SoftFire
May 06, 2017

A wonderful story about what people do to keep their pets and how some lost pets find their way home against all odds.

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lologre
Apr 25, 2017

Una historia conmovedora que narra una historia de amor, fortaleza y determinacion. Mi gran respecto para los protagonistas que hacen la vida e historias de miles sino millones de refugiados un poco mas ligeras. Y a todos los refugiados; mucha fuerza.

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wildct2003
Mar 02, 2017

Sad story with a happy ending.

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