A stray kitten changes the way the watchman sees nighttime in this tender book based on a true story of author John Sullivan meeting a stray cat while working as a night watchman. The cat, Beebe, was John’s companion for seventeen years.
The only audience shy, quiet Stanley dances in front of is his pet mice, Squeaker and Nibbles. He also practices alone in empty classrooms or the gym when he helps the janitor after school. “Talent should be shared,” encourages Principal Reynolds. Can Stanley find the courage to perform in the school talent show?
On the way to school, Ethan notices some stray kittens in the alleyway. He wants to look after them, but his dad has a strict no-pet policy. Still, with the help of his older brother, Ethan does what he can to rescue the kittens and realizes that caring for something else can bring great joy. This hopeful story is based on the author’s real-life experiences rescuing stray animals.