"My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn’t always make things happen, however much you want them to."
When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking – what’s the point if no one is listening?
The only other living soul who seems to see Cally's mom is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mother appears. But without a voice, how will Cally convince anyone that her mum is still with them, and how will she ever persuade her Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?
This novel is sweet, sad and filled with longing.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, 2012.
What could a newly homeless parrot and a girl stricken with leukemia possibly have in common? Much more than you would think, at first glance. In this story of an unusual friendship, Zeno is the proud bird who can speak 127 words but suddenly finds himself on the street due to the death of his devoted servant (commonly called his owner). Alya is a young girl who has lost her former active life because of her debilitating illness. They bond over a banana nut muffin. Though trials and hardships lead them to give up hope, they find strength, support and courage in each other. And a way to find out what really matters in life.
Published by Feiwel & Friends, 2013
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