The author, Lisa Fleming, will be signing the premier copies of her new book at Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S. Collier Blvd on Marco Island on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 11 am to 1 pm. Proceeds from the sale of her book will benefit For the Love of Cats. The rescue group will have kittens at the store to help promote the sale of the new book.
Cat and Crow: An Amazing Friendship, is a new, illustrated children’s book that celebrates a world-famous cat and crow friendship. Enjoyed by millions on YouTube and seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Lifetime, and Miracle Pets, the story of Cassie the cat and Moses the crow has captivated the public’s imagination and touched their hearts. Collage Books has released the illustrated children’s book based on this true story. Animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, calls it “an amazing story of two unlikely animals that have been magically brought together in this world.”
Drawn from first-hand accounts, Cat and Crow: An Amazing Friendship tells the story of a lonely, stray kitten and the heroic crow that adopted and saved her. Although natural enemies, these two animals became best friends and played every day for four years. Their story carries a hopeful message of friendship and peace. The book also includes educational, fun facts about cats and crows; clippings from newspapers that covered the story; and real-life photographs of these two special animals at play. While the book is designed for children aged 3 and up, adults will love it too.
Cat and Crow: An Amazing Friendship (ISBN 978-0-938728-23-8) is a full-color, 48-page soft-cover book with a retail price of $14.95.
Author Lisa Fleming is a former newspaper columnist and freelance writer with a passion for animals and wildlife. Illustrator Anne Marie Domink-Harris, a University of the Arts graduate, is a high school art teacher with a freelance career in illustration. Contributing the Fun Facts About Crows is Bernd Heinrich, professor emeritus of the University of Vermont, considered by many to be today’s finest naturalist author, with 15 books to his credit, including two about ravens (close relatives of crows). Providing the Fun Facts About Cats is Nancy Peterson, the cat programs manager for The Humane Society of the United States.
Collage Books Inc. publishes an eclectic selection of topics including theology, biography, self-help, fiction, and children’s literature. Publisher Jeffrey Hirsch expressed his delight with Collage Book’s newest title: “When Lisa first told me about this story, something touched me. The plight of lost, abandoned and feral cats was already on my mind because recently, a tiny kitten had shown up on our doorstep and joined our two older rescued cats in the household. It is my hope that the reader finds enjoyment, enrichment and enlightenment from this amazing story.”
For the Love of Cats is an all-volunteer rescue group located on Marco Island since 2002. Their mission is to humanely control the feral and stray cat population as well as to help people keep their pets through low cost spay/neuter programs and other services for low income families. “We saw the youtube video which was amazing and we are thrilled that Lisa has included us in the promotion of her book. Kindness and compassion are what children need to learn about these days.” Said Jan Rich, president of For the Love of Cats. Website: www.floridacatrescue.com.