Where Is My Home? is based on a true story about a cat named Sonic who was described as born to be wild. When given the opportunity to be free, he realized that he wanted to go home. To get there, he traveled 30 miles as he battled weather, animals, people, hunger, sleep, sickness, traffic, loneliness and fear. When he arrived home nine months later, he entered the garage and snuggled into the quilt where he was born. Though born to be wild, he found there is no place like home. It could be called the story of the prodigal cat.
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About the Author
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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"Danny!" shouted Brooke. "Tally has four baby kittens!"
"Look, their eyes are closed," Danny said.
"Mom said we shouldn't touch the kittens or mother cat will move them," Brooke cautioned.
Every morning, the children checked on the kittens. Soon, the kittens opened their eyes and crawled around the garage. The Jakes family named them: Shadow, Tiger, Timberwolf and Sonic.
Brooke and Danny played, teased, and entertained the kittens. The kittens loved the attention -- all BUT SONIC. Sonic always hissed and ran away.
Danny had scratches from holding him.
"Sonic is mean," he sobbed to his mother.
"I'm sorry," she said comforting him. "He seems to have a wild streak."
When the kittens were two months old, they were ready to leave their mother. Mrs. Jakes said, "Five cats are too many for our family. We must find homes for them." A neighbor, Mrs. Hammond, selected Shadow immediately.
Danny's best friend, Alex, and his family adopted Tiger.
Two kittens were left when Mrs. Newbold brought her children to choose a pet. Sonic growled and refused to be touched. Timberwolf purred.
"We'll take Timberwolf," they agreed.
"That's fine," said Mrs. Jakes, "but we still need a home for Sonic. Do you know anyone who will take him?"
Mrs. Newbold shook her head.
"I'm afraid we won't be able to find a home for him. He is not like the other cats. He is mean to the kids. I think he was born to be wild."
"My mom has a barn near a creek where some wild cats live," said Mrs. Newbold. "Sonic could live there. He would have food, water, shelter and open fields to roam."
"He would probably like that," Mrs. Jakes replied.
The next day Mrs. Newbold struggled to get Sonic into a box. Once she did, she drove him 30 miles to his new home in South Jordan.
Anxious to get out, Sonic scratched a small hole in the box. When the lid was opened, he dashed into the field.
Sonic was excited about his new surroundings. He sniffed the young alfalfa, listened to the babbling creek and felt the warm sun on his back. Butterflies and moths danced overhead.
Excerpted from "Where Is My Home?"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this story and Joan has done an excellent, thoughtful way of writing it and illustrating it. A good story for children and adults who have had children who have strayed.
My 10 year old daughter read this book and really liked it. It kept her interested and she liked most of the pictures.
My 10 year old and I loved this book. You always hear these amazing stories about animals who travel miles and miles to return home. Have you ever wondered what those animals went through? If they could talk - oh the stories they would tell! This book is based on a true story about a cat named Sonic who was born "wild". He was given the chance to be free and realized he just wanted to be back home. Did he ever get there? Read it and find out! It is a beautiful story and has unique illustrations. I can see my daughter and I reading this over and over again. There is no place like home.