There were so many things about this book that made me happy. I loved the idea that a certain famous author/playwright might have written letters to a little girl who'd lost her cat, letters with stories of the cat's adventures. I loved how sharing books and stories brought the characters together. I was sad to learn that Mary Ann Shaffer died before the book was published though. Had she written more books, I would have picked them up. Annie Barrows has other children's books. I've read one or two from her "Ivie and Bean" series, and they were wickedly funny. I can't tell you how refreshing it was for me to find a book written for my age group that I could connect with.