Finn and Puss (Hardcover)

By Robert Vescio, Melissa Mackie (Illustrator)

EK Books, 9781925335507, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Finn, a young boy, is lonely. Puss, a cat, is lost. Then Finn and Puss meet. Suddenly Finn isn’t lonely anymore, and Puss seems quite happy to be with Finn, too.

So, when Finn sees a "Lost" poster put up by Puss’s owners, he’s faced with a tough decision. Will he do the right thing? This simple story, told in few words, touches on themes of hope, despair, loneliness, and friendship. Above all, it gently explores how sometimes we need to make hard choices but that ‘doing the right thing’ has its own rewards.


About the Author

Robert Vescio is a published children's author. His picture books include Jack and Mia (Wombat Books), listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017; Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville (Big Sky Publishing); Marlo Can Fly (Wombat Books), listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2015; No Matter Who We’re With (IP Kidz); and Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow (Little Pink Dog Books). Many of his short stories have been published in anthologies such as Packed Lunch, Short and Twisted, Charms Vol 1 and The School Magazine NSW. Robert has won awards for his children’s writing including First Place in the 2012 Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing Competition and Highly Commended in the 2011 Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing Competition. Robert is a Books In Homes Role Model and enjoys visiting schools.



Praise For Finn and Puss

"Finn and Puss is a minimalist but heartwarming tale of friendship. Doing the right thing makes Finn sad, but results in double the joy. Robert Vescio's stories speak to the child in all of us; that child who fervently deserves happiness."
- Sally Odgers, Author