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A heartfelt companion novel to the critically acclaimed Chester and Gus about inclusivity, autism, friendship, and family, perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker and Kate DiCamillo.
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.
“Frankie brings a fresh, furry, often humorous, and always honest perspective on family, friendships, and the challenges of overcoming your fears and finding acceptance. A rich blend of humor and heart.”
—John David Anderson, author of Posted and Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
“An ingenious perspective on the world of neurodiversity—funny and heartfelt. Frankie’s wisdom and growth are models for the rest of us.”
—Kathryn Erskine, National Book Award winning author of Mockingbird
“Charming and funny, thoughtful and tender—a heartwarming story about the power of personal connection and a much needed reminder that sometimes we find those connections in the most unlikely places.”
—Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series