New Release, Perfect for Cat Lovers!
Shadow’s Forever Home:
An Adoption Journey
Written by Sandra Biersdorfer
Illustrated by Barbara Gadsby
A fluffy, solid black kitten with golden yellow eyes rested on his favorite perch just outside the entrance to Seth Elementary School. It was a warm, sunny day, without a cloud in the flawless blue sky. As the students passed, many stopped to pet him—a pat on the head here, a scratch under the chin there.
“Oh, he’s SOOOOO cute!” one girl exclaimed.
“MEOW!” the kitten cried. Although she couldn’t understand him, what he really wanted her to hear was, “If you think I’m cute, take me home with you. Please!”
“I really like cats, but my mom won’t let me have one,” one young boy pouted as he passed the kitten.
With a sad face and a pitiful sigh, the fluffy black kitten with golden eyes gave up on finding anyone at the school to take him home. He began the long trek downtown hoping for something to eat.
Will Shadow ever realize his dream of a loving family, a warm bed, and plenty of healthy food? Discover for yourself, in this early chapter book just for developing readers. With adorable black and white interior illustrations by artist Barbara Gadsby to bring Shadow’s story to life, too.
About the Author
Sandra Biersdorfer, a native of East Texas, has been an avid reader since childhood. Some of her favorite books are the Nancy Drew mysteries and The Little House on the Prairie series. She is an advocate for reading and enjoys reading to children and visiting schools as much as possible to share her love of reading and becoming an author. She lives in Katy, TX near Houston and enjoys working as a professional pet sitter, which gives her fodder for future tales of tails to be told. Her first children’s book, Nana’s Banana, was originally published in 2014 followed by The Kitty with the Itty-Bitty Tail and Papa’s Pumpkin. Sandra enjoys reading, writing, watching movies and game shows, and spending time with family and friends including her two grown children. Her son is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University while her daughter, also an SFA graduate, is in education in Katy ISD.
About the Illustrator
Barbara Gadsby makes her home in San Antonio, Texas. Growing up with a vivid imagination fueled a creative spark that grew into a love of art. She was a graphic artist for several years and loved it. While life took her in other directions, she never lost her love of art. In addition to illustrating children’s books, Barbara also does pastel painting. Although she prefers to paint things she finds in nature, she finds inspiration in nearly everything.