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The Resource When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections, Louise Booth

When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections, Louise Booth

Label
When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections
Title
When Fraser met Billy
Title remainder
an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections
Statement of responsibility
Louise Booth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother's touching, true account of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy's life. Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed of having a child. But when their son Fraser was born, Louise immediately knew something was wrong. Fraser was an angry child, prone to frequent screaming fits. When the family moved to the Balmoral Estate (Queen Elizabeth's summer residence), where Louise's husband had been hired to be the Queen's electrician, Louise plummeted into depression, worn down by her son's constant needs. At eighteen months, Fraser was diagnosed with autism and hypotonia, a muscle tone condition that affected his ability to walk and use his hands. Louise and her husband Chris were given the devastating news that Fraser would never go to a mainstream school, and it seemed all hope was lost. Then came Billy. A grey cat who'd been found in an abandoned house and left at a shelter, Billy came home with the family, purred, and laid his paws across Fraser's lap. The two became inseparable from that moment on, and slowly but surely, Billy transformed Fraser's life. Within two years of Billy joining their family, Louise watched her son evolve from being a toddler prone to anxiety, tantrums, and sudden emotional meltdowns into a much calmer, less moody child with a bright future. In their home on the beautiful Balmoral Estate, Billy still acts as Fraser's guardian, never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he's feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved both their lives and the family's, bringing them countless hilarious and touching moments along the way,"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Booth, Louise
Dewey number
616.89/1658
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
B6575 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autistic children
  • Pets
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Autistic children
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Pets
  • Scotland
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General
Label
When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections, Louise Booth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2014 in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Billy and Bear -- Chapter 2 Arrivals -- Chapter 3 Rock Bottom -- Chapter 4 Peas in a Pod -- Chapter 5 The Lost Cord -- Chapter 6 Pastures New -- Chapter 7 Cutting Corners -- Chapter 8 AWOL -- Chapter 9 Stepping Stones -- Chapter 10 New BLoom -- Chapter 11 Shifting the Goalposts -- Chapter 12 In Black and White -- Chapter 13 Alarm Bells -- Chapter 14 Tom and Billy -- Chapter 15 The Monster Mash -- Chapter 16 Christmas Cheer -- Chapter 17 The Sixteenth Sense -- Chapter 18 Go Away -- Chapter 19 Big School -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn892041577
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Paperback edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781476797298
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014040089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o892041577
  • (OCoLC)892041577
Label
When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections, Louise Booth
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2014 in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Billy and Bear -- Chapter 2 Arrivals -- Chapter 3 Rock Bottom -- Chapter 4 Peas in a Pod -- Chapter 5 The Lost Cord -- Chapter 6 Pastures New -- Chapter 7 Cutting Corners -- Chapter 8 AWOL -- Chapter 9 Stepping Stones -- Chapter 10 New BLoom -- Chapter 11 Shifting the Goalposts -- Chapter 12 In Black and White -- Chapter 13 Alarm Bells -- Chapter 14 Tom and Billy -- Chapter 15 The Monster Mash -- Chapter 16 Christmas Cheer -- Chapter 17 The Sixteenth Sense -- Chapter 18 Go Away -- Chapter 19 Big School -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn892041577
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Paperback edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781476797298
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014040089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o892041577
  • (OCoLC)892041577

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