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Shelly Joyner shares one of her favourite books, Hunter by Eric Walters

Shelly Joyner and her daughter

Shelly Joyner and her daughter

Name: Shelly Joyner, Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy executive director and daughter Eden Joyner, daughter, in Grade 3

Most recent shared book: Hunter by Eric Walters

What we loved about it: This story was about a junkyard cat colony with two rival leaders – Hunter a family tomcat wanting all the cats to work together and King who was greedy and self-serving.

Eden loved the book because the humans helped the cats move when the junkyard was being destroyed to make for a new “human den.” I enjoyed the book because Hunter and his friend the raccoon had great philosophical conversations about what they could learn from each other – dogs, rats, cats, birds, raccoons and humans. Hunter is a solid read aloud and conversation starter for boys and girls aged eight-12.

Favourite children’s books: Hairy Maclary: Scattercat by Lynley Dodd and The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson