Serendipity and Me

Judith Roth - Author

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ISBN 9781101602805 | 320 pages | 07 Feb 2013 | Viking Children's | 10 - AND UP years
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Sara has always loved cats. She surrounds herself with pictures of cats, stuffed cats, even cat-headed slippers. But she’s never been allowed to have a real cat of her own. Her father has always told her no, for reasons he won’t explain.

So when a fluffy snowball of a kitten darts through their front door and into her life, Sara believes her dream might finally come true. But convincing her father to break his strict No Cats policy seems impossible. She has less than a week to persuade him that this kitten is exactly what their lonely, broken family of two needs to heal.

Told in lyrical, spare verse, Serendipity & Me is a sparkling novel that elegantly handles the topic of loss for a middle grade audience.

Praise for Serendipity & Me by Judith Roth:

"Roth welcomes readers with spot-on depictions of kitten antics and feelings common to middle-schoolers." —Booklist

"...evocative and frequently poignant." —BCCB

"This is a compassionately told tale, reminiscent in tone of Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia (HarperCollins, 1977) and Cynthia Rylant’s Missing May (Orchard, 1991)." —School Library Journal

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