Born in a city park, the little cat belongs to no one, until he is befriended and cared for by Donald, a soldier. When Donald is sent away to fight in a far-off war-zone, the cat waits for him to return, at Edinburgh's Waverley Station. And waits … Travelers and railway staff name him Waverley, and look after him. But he is waiting for Donald. Years go by, until one day at last he hears a voice he knows. Warfare has drastically changed Donald's life, but when the lonely cat and the forgotten man are reunited, their world suddenly seems a brighter and more hopeful place. This is a groundbreaking picture story that introduces important social issues of homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and underlines the value of pets.
About the Author
Debi Gliori is a bestselling Scottish writer and illustrator with an international following. Among her 70 or so books are the bestselling No Matter What. Debi studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and is an honorary Doctor of Letters of Strathclyde University.
"The story unfolds in clear, well-cadenced sentences. . . . A heartfelt, moving picture book." —Booklist