The Cat Man Of Aleppo

ISBN-10: 1984813781
ISBN-13: 9781984813787
Author: Shamsi-Basha, Karim and Irene Latham
Illustrated by: Shimizu, Yuko
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: April 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: P
Lexile: AD610L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Middle East

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Description
The courageous and true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats. Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty--except for the many cats left behind. Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay--he can make a difference by driving an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home. They are lonely and scared, just like him. He feeds and pets them to let them know they are loved. The next day more cats come, and then even more! There are too many for Alaa to take care of on his own. Alaa has a big heart, but he will need help from others if he wants to keep all of his new friends safe.
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2021 ALA Awards Grades P-3