The Girl with the Cat by Beverly Brenna
Nine-year-old Caroline Markham visits the local art gallery -- and makes an extraordinary discovery. In one corner there is something even more compelling than the paintings. It's a sculpture of a girl named Nina with a cat named Sammy on her lap, sitting in a rocking chair. There is no Do Not Touch sign like on the paintings. And Caroline can actually push the chair back and forth, and pat Sammy.
Then one day a sign is placed on the sculpture: Moving Soon, and Caroline is heartbroken.
The Girl with the Cat is the inspiring story of one girl's successful fight to save the famous Mendel Gallery sculpture, rallying an entire city to her side, proving to all that one person can really make a difference, even against soaring odds.
This is all a true story. Caroline was a real girl. And the sculpture is still in Saskatoon today.
Red Deer Press: 2020.
ISBN: 9780889955318. 32 pp.
Hardcover. Very good.