Pearl in a Whirl
The true story of one fluffy cat’s wild, windy week.
A tale of chaos and courage, ruin and rescue, as Pearl’s home – like so many others – was ravaged by Cyclone Gabrielle. Pearl loved doing all her favourite things: swatting the dog, slurping tap water, hiding in bags, and curling up to sleep. But one Monday night, with a whoosh and a whirl, her comfortable life was turned upsidedown
Pearl’s family home in Puketapu, in Hawke's Bay, was destroyed by Cyclone Gabrielle and
it took a week for her to be reunited with her family, as the community came together in
the aftermath of one of New Zealand's worst weather events. Written by bestselling
author Catherine Robertson, with illustrations by Fifi Colston, every copy sold will raise
much-needed funds for the Hawke's Bay Foundation to assist in the Cyclone Gabrielle
Age Guidance 0-5 years
CATHERINE ROBERTSON’S novels have all been number one New Zealand bestsellers.
Her fourth novel, The Hiding Places, also won the 2015 Nelson Libraries’ Award for New
Zealand Fiction. Catherine reviews books in print and on radio and is a regular guest on
Radio New Zealand’s The Panel and Jesse Mulligan’s Book Critic slot. She is married with
two grown sons, two Burmese cats, two rescue dogs and a powerful vacuum cleaner. She
divides her time between Wellington and Hawke’s Bay.
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