cover image Ginger Finds a Home

Ginger Finds a Home

Charlotte Voake. Candlewick Press (MA), $15.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1999-2

In Ginger Finds a Home by Charlotte Voake, readers learn how the star of Ginger first meets the girl who wins the cat's trust and takes him into her home. Voake's watercolor-and-ink drawings change moods as the sullen orange tabby, scrounging for food in a trash can or sleeping in a patch of weeds, gives in to a cautious optimism when he meets the gentle girl. His body language expresses a tenuous hope as he leans toward her, follows her home and at last allows her to pick him up.