The Sleeping Porch

The Sleeping Porch

By Ian Wallace

Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9780888998262, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2008


When the intense heat drives young Brando to sleep on the porch, he is awoken around midnight by a cat from a nearby graveyard. Together, Brando and Graveyard Cat embark upon a rollicking adventure: leaping up to the rings of Saturn, visiting the Arctic seas, scaling cliffs and sliding down slopes. Brando is certain his journey with Graveyard Cat was just a dream, but finds that he can’t be entirely sure . . . This imaginative tale is perfectly complemented by Ian Wallace’s charming illustrations.

About the Author
Ian Wallace has been President of the International Feuchtwanger Society since it was founded in 2001. He held posts at the Universities of Maine and Dundee before becoming Professor of Modern Languages at Loughborough University in 1984. He is currently Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Bath. His main research interests are in GDR literature and in German exile literature. He founded GDR/German Monitor in 1979 and was series editor until 2008.