"After being separated from his family, Franklin becomes an independent cat, until he meets a goofy dog named Chester. Chester is a service dog to his person, a boy named Gus, and Chester knows just the girl to be Franklin’s person—Gus’s classmate, Amelia.
Amelia loves cats, but has a harder time with people. Franklin understands her, though, and sees how much they have in common. When Amelia gets into some trouble at school, Franklin wants to help the girl who’s done so much to help him. He’s not sure how, yet, but he’s determined to try.
This sweet and moving novel demonstrates how powerful the bond between pets and people can be, while thoughtfully depicting a neurodivergent tween’s experience."
So, I tend to narrate lots of serious stuff. Biographies. Nonfiction. Blood, War, Disaster, and the like...
But having grown up on Ranger Rick, Patch the Pirate, and Children's Adventure Hour, I'm so excited to have the opportunity to tell a story to kids. This is an endearing tale about animals learning to work together to help their humans become the best versions of themselves. At the heart of Cammie's wonderful story is a cat named Frankie in search of a family (even if he doesn't know it). Through hardship and humor, Frankie goes on a journey that will test him, teach him the value of friendship, and allow him to find hope and happiness even in the shadow of loss and uncertainty.
This was my first time working with the wonderful team at Bee Audio and Harper Collins. I have another (very serious) project in the works with them and I look forward to many more.
I love Frankie and I loved getting a chance to tell his story.