Picture book tells true story of prodigal cat
Joan Romney Groves’ ‘Where Is My Home?’ is set for a new marketing push
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Set for a new marketing campaign, author Joan Romney Groves’ “Where Is My Home?” (published by AuthorHouse) is based on a true story of a prodigal cat who leaves home, experiences the world and goes to extremes to find his way back home. The ability of a cat to find his home after being away for several months and being miles away inspired the author to pen the book.
Echoing the notion that “there is no place like home,” the book tells the story of Sonic, the cat who was “born to be wild.” When he was given the opportunity to be free, he found many difficult challenges. Although 30 miles from home, he spent nine months battling the weather, animals, traffic, people, sleep, hunger and sickness before he reached his home. When he got home, he settled into the same quilt in the garage where he was born.
A story reinforced with colorful illustrations, the book is aimed to help children develop empathy, good moral character and a positive outlook in life. “I want children to realize that even though they may be unhappy at home on occasion, there is no place that will provide them with more love and satisfaction than being at home,” Groves says.
An excerpt from the book:
Sonic came to a city street. The traffic was crowded and dangerous. With lightning speed, he darted between cars. Brakes screeched and horns honked as he splashed through rain puddles. Thunder rattled the air.
"Yeoow!" he shrieked shivering with fright. “Where is my home?"
“Where Is My Home?”
By Joan Romney Groves
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 42 pages | ISBN 9781546216995
E-Book | 42 pages | ISBN 9781546217008
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Joan Romney Groves was an elementary school counselor for 23 years before retiring. She received the 2004 Utah School Counselor of the Year Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Brigham Young University. She is the mother of six and the grandmother of 28. She has published “The Antique Organ and Other Stories” for the Gale History Center, as well as family histories.
Nancy Romney is an artist who enjoys 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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