A nature-loving cat and her conservationist mum team up to save endangered species!
Boo the tabby cat is born on a Lincolnshire farm and seems destined for a simple life. Everything changes when she's put up for adoption and taken in by Ellie Caldwell, an adventurous Cambridge graduate student who loves animals and is studying to become a wildlife conservationist.
Between lectures, Ellie heads to the countryside for camping trips, her Instagram-anointed adventure cat in tow. On rocky trails, Boo discovers that, like Ellie, she has a passion for the natural world, and because she's able to communicate with all animals, she can relate their challenges back to Ellie. But there's a serious problem: whenever Boo tries to tell Ellie something, all Ellie hears is 'Meow'.
Can they work out a communication system, and in doing so, save endangered animals from harm while encouraging public support of nature and wildlife?
Praise for The Adventures of Ellie & Boo:
"The Adventures of Ellie & Boo is a charming, contemporary conservation tale, and its pages contain numerous life lessons relevant to children and adults alike."
Evelyn Asher, educator and communications strategist
"The Adventures of Ellie & Boo is a unique look at wildlife conservation, through the eyes of a domestic house cat and her owner. The book weaves entertaining, fun facts about dozens of species throughout, including several like turtle doves and badgers that readers may not realize face the effects of deforestation and a rapidly warming planet. Kerr's book helps kids and adults realize that the animal kingdom is an interconnected web; and also delves into common, but complex, communication issues that people face every day. Educational and fun, The Adventures of Ellie & Boo is a book every kid should read."
Jenny Adams, author, freelance writer, and photographer
"Right from the get-go, Boo's adventurous spirit captures the reader's imagination. Through storytelling, Kerr does an excellent job of navigating the complex issues central to wildlife conservation in a manner that is accessible and enjoyable. We need more stories like this one to engage young people at a tender age; indeed, stories like The Adventures of Ellie & Boo could change the course of wildlife conservation."
Salisha Chandra, Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management at Lion Guardians
"Conservation biologists and cats are two of my favorite critters and here they are together at last in this delightful, clever story. My daughter and I loved it.
Andrew Bleiman, author of the ZooBorns series
Firstly what pulled me towards this book is the fact that the girl in the book is called Ellie, and she had a cat that she loved and if it had been possible would have taken out on adventures with her.
The difference between this Ellie and my Ellie is just 12 years, I really thought this was going to be about a young girl on an adventure, Ellie is 22 and a conservationist.
This book had a wonderful mix of fun and adventure while getting out there how important conservation is. Its done in such a way you don't feel like you are being lectured about it and it opened up lots of opportunities for us to talk about things while reading the book. I felt not just my daughter but also my self was learning from this read. I fond it informative and knowledgeable but above that I found that myself and my daughter fully enjoyed it. Sat snuggled, taking it in turns to read a page each. My daughter has now taken to book to school so some of her friends can read it, she's hoping she can get the teacher to use it as a class read, so major well done to the author for actually getting a 10 year old fully engaged in a book.
I have to say I loved 'Boo. We lost our cat aged 14 earlier this year but while reading this book it was our cat I visualised and given the chance I believe he would have loved going on adventures with Ellie.
A truly lovely story that I would recommend for all ages. if it's to be read by a child then a good reader would manage this but it can also be read to younger children and I believe they will fully engage with it.
Ellie likes to explore the world around her, the book kicks off with how she comes about getting Boo the cat, and how the cat ends up on an adventure with her.
Boo can talk to the other animals and this is partly how the story is told. It was fun listening to the cat. Talking to the other animals is one thing but Boo has to figure out a way of getting through to Ellie, How can she get Ellie to understand how she is feeling or what she is thinking.
A brilliant adventure to follow and suitable for any keen reader.
The heart-racing new gangland thriller from bestselling author Jacqui Rose, available to pre-order now. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers’ Queenie and Martina Cole.
AS THE OLD SAYING GOES…
Franny Doyle has one thing in common with Wan Huang, head of the notorious Triads gang: they both want Vaughn Sadler six feet under.
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE
When Harry Jacobs brings Vaughn into his business and his fold, his life is protected – for now.
AND YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER
But when Franny finds out the truth about Wan and Harry’s dark dealings, all hell breaks loose in Soho. And Vaughn is the key to helping Franny with the score she now has to settle Together with Alfie Jennings, they were once a formidable trio. But can bitter enemies once again become allies? Because in a life of crime – no one lets bygones be bygones…
THREE GANGSTERS. TWO FUNERALS. ONE LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR REVENGE.
Well where do I start. Probably by saying the same thing I say every time I read one of this authors books. Another first class read. A fantastic book, Back with familiar characters. Franny Doyle, Harry Jacobs and Alfie Jennings and of course Vaughn Sadler. Characters you either love or hate, I think they are some of the best fictional characters about.
A fast paced book, once you start this make sure your diary is clear, you will not want to put this down once you open it.
JR certainly knows what her readers want and it's delivered in each and every book.
Chapter after chapter this book has it all going on. Gangland Crime at it's best. It will leave you gasping for more.
If you love Kimberley Chambers and Martina Cole you won’t be able to put down this gripping gangland crime from Liverpool’s very own Caz Finlay!A family at war…
Happily married and with two small children, Grace has stepped away from the murky underworld that has shaped so much of her life. Now Grace is leaving the hard work to the boys – her son Jake Conlon and the notorious Carter twins, Paul and Connor.
But Grace can sense danger better than anyone and trouble is heading their way….
She’ll stop at nothing to protect those she loves, even if it means an all-out gang war on the streets of Liverpool. But is this one fight Grace can’t win?
Readers can’t get enough of this series:
‘A compelling story with a heart stopping twist – a cracking read’ Kerry Barnes
'A fast-paced tale of family bonds, treachery, cruelty and love that will have you gripped from the very first page. A must-read for crime lovers’ Amanda Brooke
‘A stunning debut . . . an explosive ending which will leave readers both satisfied and wanting more’ Mary Torjussen
‘A gritty, gripping page-turner of a read! A 5* stonker of a debut . . . Loved it and can’t wait to read more in this series’ Fiona Collins
My head was all over the place with this book. What a fantastic read. Each book I have read by Caz Finlay gets better and better. Just when you think the latest book can't be beaten, Boom it blows your mind.
Get ready to go on the ride of your life with the Carter family. An emotional gritty roller coaster of a read.
Liverpool and the Carter family. Everything is perfect, everything runs smoothly. Now you know I'm telling lies don't you. Grace has a feeling, something isn't right, but what she isn't sure.
Keeping an eye on her family is what she does. Grace is married to Michael and their older sons work at running the business now, the drugs, the illegal side of it all. But it seems someone wants in on the action.
From the start of this book I was lost. Nothing else mattered to me other than the words on my kindle.
Some fantastic twists and OMG moments. A real bumpy, twisty roller coaster read. I loved this book, one of the best books I've read a first class read that I can't recommend highly enough.
Caz Finlay is certainly becoming one of the best in this genre, I'm so excited for what is next.
Deserves way more than the standard 5 stars.
From Amazon bestseller Pam Howes comes an emotional World War Two saga about three young women whose bravery and friendship will see them through the darkest times.
Liverpool, 1939. Bella Rogers thought her life was just starting; she can’t wait to get married to her childhood sweetheart, Bobby. But when war is declared and Bobby is called up, his letters stop, leaving Bella heartbroken and alone. Then her family is torn apart by tragedy when her angelic five-year-old sister dies from a terrible illness. They can barely afford a funeral, but the church is packed with the entire community, devastated for their loss.
Grieving for her sister and lost love, Bella finds a job at the Bryant and May factory, making matches. As bombs begin to fall, Bella gets the workers singing, keeping spirits high amidst the fear. When she meets a handsome American airman, Earl Franklin Jr, Bella’s heart finally starts to mend. Earl encourages her passion and soon she and her friends are offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel the country’s army bases, entertaining the troops and singing for victory. They name themselves The Bryant Sisters.
Just as her life is getting back on track, Bella finds herself pregnant – and Earl reveals a shattering secret that changes everything about their future. Desolate, she flees home to Liverpool, but as an unmarried mother, will her family reject her? And, as she faces a terrible sacrifice, will she ever sing with The Bryant Sisters again?
A heartbreaking historical novel about women in wartime, friendship, family and hope. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Wives of War.
I really don't know where to start with this. I absolutely loved this book, loved the flow of the story, loved the characters and loved getting lost into another world while reading it.
Pam as I've said before has an amazing knack for writing these books. I'm not a huge fan of this genre but after reading one of Pam's books I have read every one since. I'm so glad these were recommended and I have no problems recommending them to anyone.
A heart breaking story but one that gets you so engaged in it you can not put it down. This is the first book in a new series and it's going to be a series I will be following.
The atmosphere around this wartime story is beautiful. I felt as though I was really getting to know these characters and that I want to continue going on a journey with them. Bella was a beautiful character and life was never very smooth for her, but as a woman of her time she just gets on with what needs doing. She's going to be a very strong character the more we learn.
An easy to read realistic story that will keep you reading and enjoying right to the very last page, where you will be disappointed that it hasn't carried on, and on.... and will desperately want more.
Following in the wake of hugely successful medical memoirs such as Do No Harm and Fragile Lives, Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it.
Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed - this could be your lungs, your heart, your kidneys, your gut or even your brain. Starting with the first recognised case in which a little girl was saved by intensive care in 1952 in Copenhagen, Matt writes brilliantly about the fascinating history, practices and technology in this newest of all the major medical specialties. Matt guides us around the ICU by guiding us around the body and the different organs, and in this way, we learn not only the stories of many of the patients he’s treated over the years but also about the various functions different parts of the body.
He draws on his time spent with real patients, on the brink of death, and explains how he and his colleagues fight against the odds to help them live. Happily many of his cases have happy endings, but Matt also writes movingly about those cases which will always remain with him - the cases where the mysteries of the body proved too hard to solve, or diagnoses came too late or made no difference to the outcome.
I purchase this book on a recent shopping trip as it looked really intriguing and interesting.
I had read part of the book, sitting down and enjoying it when I had chance to read. When I realised Netgalley had put it up as one of their new audio books I jumped at the chance to listen to it. I didn't need to wait for chance to sit and read. Out came my ear buds and a paint brush and while painting the fences and doing some gardening I listened to the book.
It was a great listen, the narrator had a very calming relaxing voice, the book is done sympathetically towards some hard subjects.
One of the reasons this book caught my eye was as it's based around Intensive care I thought it would be good to learn from the dr's side of things. I had a family member in ICU and the stress on the family at the time was immense. Yet the treatment he received was first class from drs and nurses alike.
Each chapter gives info on a different subject and it was absolutely fascinating. These are the sort of medics you want on your care if ever it was needed. The knowledge and range that is spoken about is brilliant. I'm by no ways medically trained at all so this was good for me, maybe someone who is medically trained may not appreciate the explanations of some of the subjects.
This is by far one of the best medical books I've read. maybe ideal for anyone who is thinking of working in this field or if you are just like me and nosey.
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