Miss Wilkinson’s beloved cat Tommy Douglas, whose eyes glow with “brilliant orange fire,” has been more than her companion – he has been her best friend. When Miss Wilkinson retires, they spend all their time together, relaxing and enjoying life. Tommy begins to grow old, and eventually Miss Wilkinson must face the fact that her much-loved pet is dying. Ghost Cat is an inspiring story that will help both children and adults deal with the loss of a loved one, whether animal or human. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch in a realistic, colourful manner, the story comes to life and warms the heart. It has an unconventional happy ending. mRb
Zena Faith Levine is a Montreal freelance writer and editor.