During the Syrian Civil War, Alaa decides to stay in Aleppo to drive an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him, and so he feeds and pets them to let them know they are loved. Soon there are too many for Alaa to take care of on his own, and he will need help from others to keep the cats safe. This Caldecott Honor-winning true story for readers 5 to 8 features Yuko Shimizu's skillful ink illustrations, which accurately depict the devastated city while giving us a realistic, believable Alaa and a host of brave kitties.
"A beautifully told and illustrated story that offers a unique perspective on both war and humanity."—Kirkus Reviews