When Jeremy finds a stray kitten hiding in his garbage can, he doesn’t know what to do. He can’t keep it – his father is allergic to cats – but Jeremy is determined to find a loving home for the little creature just the same. Then an inspiration hits him: Long Nellie! She needs a friend.
An eccentric scavenger who keeps to herself, Long Nellie lives alone on the outskirts of town in her broken-down trailer, and regularly combs the area for useful things that people have thrown out. Long Nellie should discover the cat, Jeremy decides, so he must come up with a surefire way to have the lonely woman and the kitten meet. Little does he imagine that his plan will take an unexpected and hilarious turn.
While gently introducing the theme of tolerance for society’s outcasts, author and illustrator Deborah Turney-Zagwyn tells a whimsical and delightful tale of a most unlikely – and rewarding – friendship.