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A Lost Cat Miranda Lee,Ivonne Lee

A Lost Cat
Imagine. Create. Share.
Since 2008, the Kids4Kids My Story Creation annual story writing and illustration competition has provided primary students across Hong Kong with a creative platform that enables the budding writers and artists to imagine, create and share their stories.
This story was written and illustrated by kid(s) who participated in the Kids4Kids annual 'My Story Creation competition'. We hope to celebrate all the kids who used their creativity and imagination to create a story by giving them an opportunity to custom print their story, and be able to share and inspire other kids to create their own story.
Proceeds from the sale of this custom print story will help fund the Literacy Development Programmes at Kids4Kids to provide creative learning opportunities to low resourced communities in Hong Kong. By buying a Kids4Kids custom print story, you are not only applauding the future artists & authors of Hong Kong but you are also making a difference in a child’s life!
想像•創作•分享
自二零零八年起,童協基金會每年均舉辦「我的故事創作」比賽,藉此為全港小學生提供發揮創意的平台,並讓這些正在萌芽的小畫家和小作家分享他們創作的故事。
這本故事集是「我的故事創作」比賽的參賽作品,我們希望透過印製故事集來嘉許及分享創作者的努力成果,並藉此鼓勵更多兒童進行故事創作。
這本故事集的銷售收益將用於資助童協基金會的讀寫發展項目,為在資源匱乏環境下學習的學童提供支援。你的慷慨支持不僅鼓勵香港未來的畫家和作家,也為有需要的學童帶來希望!

Hi, my name's Avaline, and I'm a cat, I belong to a girl named Avery. We have lots of fun together. One day, my collar slips, I decide to take a walk. Suddenly, I am lost in the city of New York, I can't find my way home!

Wait! I smell food! It's coming from that restaurant over there!

I stride over to the door, all I can see through the glass are shoes, shoes, and shoes. I stretch to my full height. Now I can see some knees. It's no use.

Someone's coming! I saw at the door, desperate to get their attention. They turn, and head for the door. The smell is getting stronger, I'm so hunger! Hold on! Is that a ...dog?! I run as fast as my furry little legs can carry me. Many, pant, pant.

I don't think I will be going back there any time soon.

The next day, I see a Avery' shoe disappears around the corner. I dart after it. When I turn the corner, there are cars and people everywhere but no Avery. I shake my head, it's hopeless.

It's starting to rain. I pad over to a tree and sigh. I see a dripping piece of paper on the wet concrete. It has a picture of me, my name, and a lot of words and numbers on it, but I can't read it properly. “Kitty!” someone calls out.

I look up. Waddling up to me is a toddler, about 3 or 4 years old. “Kitty!” she cries again, tugging at her mother's hand. Her mom turns around and sees me. “Oh! Does it have a name? She leans down. “I guess we can take it home.”

I hiss at being referred as an “it” three times. Then they pick me up and put me in a basket with food.

It's been three weeks since I saw Avery. They call me Erica now. I look up to see the mom close the door. They call her “Stella” here. I hear the dad, “Louis”, call in Rachel, the toddler. They're talking about me, I can tell. Suddenly, I hear Rachel crying.

I rush into the room, and the first thing I see is the piece of paper again. I see big letters at the top of the page, “MISSING”. I finally understand what is going on. They put me in my carrier and in the backseat of their car.

We drive for a couple of hours, and all that time I wonder if I really went that far. Soon, we arrive at Avery's house. I mew. “Ba-bye, Erica.” Rachel says glumly. They let me out and Rachel carries me to the front door. Ding-dong! The doorbell rings.

I hear footsteps on the other side, and the door clicks open. Avery's face is so shocked. “Avaline!” Avery cries “You're okay!”. She opens her arms, and I jump right into her hug. I'm safe at home at last.

Written by 文

Ivonne Lee

illustrated by 圖

Miranda Lee