Gata Unbound: A Series for Ailurophiles of All Ages
Books 1 & 2: Klein's Weird Evening & Archimedes' Ear
By Lucy Noland & S.J. Russell
Illustrated by Kaity Lacy
About Klein's Weird Evening & Archimedes' Ear
When free roaming cats in The Territory start emerging with clipped ears, uncomfortable injection sites, other physical alterations and blurry memories, something needs to be done. To better understand the perplexing phenomena, the cats convene at group therapy sessions to process their anxiety and existential angst. To them, freedom is everything though it now comes with a price—and curiously improved health and longer lives.
This debut in the Gata Unbound series delves into what’s going on and sets the stage for the wild world of felines—both indoor and outdoor. The ensuing volumes bring into focus the life-saving, humane tool known as trap-neuter-return (TNR).
This magical world includes a male calico, an old inventor, and a psycatherapist and aspiring cathropologist. In this gloriously illustrated book by Kaity Lacy, coauthors Susan Russell and Lucy Noland conjure up an endearing cast of characters including a quirky pastry chef struggling with destiny and a mysterious trap-neuter-return superhero whose something of a social media influencer. Gata Unbound is a book series for anyone who likes a witty tale with historical allusions mixed with whimsy and the occasional baklava recipe. No need to love cats (but, c’mon, who doesn’t love kitties?) to fall in love with the characters in these rollicking adventures.
The first volume, which has a “5 Star Readers’ Favorite Review,” contains two books: Klein’s Weird Evening and Archimedes’ Ear.
From its clever and sophisticated premise to its poignant illustrations, Gata Unbound avoids the sentimentalism that often plagues humane education books and promises to succeed where others have failed. Crafted by a dream team of professionals, this series empowers children to become animal advocates by explaining how we can best improve the lives of animals who live among us. At a time when we need it most, these books inspire hope and send a clarion call to children and adults alike: Free roaming cats deserve our protection and TNR is the most effective and humane method to manage their populations and improve their lives.
— Caroline Griffin, Co-Founder, Show Your Soft Side
8.75 x 8.75 | Hardcover | Smyth-sewn | 88 pages
Printed on tree-free bamboo paper stock with soy-based eco-friendly inks. Cover and spine are 100% recycled Eska®board.
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