There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate.
They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raior medal for The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. He has also illustrated many other beloved picture books, which include The Library and The Journey, both by Sarah Stewart, and Imogenes Antlers, which he also wrote.
He lives in Michigan with his wife, Sarah Stewart.