Cleo was a New York Times bestseller and a #1 International bestseller published in 16 languages.
Cleo is being adapted into a major motion picture from Endeavor Ventures, produced by John Barnett (“Whale Rider,” “The Brokenwood Mysteries”) and directed by Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”).
The long-awaited children’s version of Cleo, CLEO AND ROB, exquisitely illustrated by Phoebe Morris, will be published by Allen and Unwin NZ in late 2019.
Includes a new afterword by the author discussing the 10th anniversary of CLEO’s publication and the heartfelt responses she has received from readers around the world.
Helen Brown is a multi-award-winning journalist with a career spanning over 30 years. She is extremely mediagenic and great at speaking to kids, teens, and adults.
Praise for Helen Brown’s Memoirs:
“Cleo is an honest and un-mawkish true story of ordinary people rebuilding their lives after a tragedy, with the help of a kitten. Even non cat-lovers will be moved.”—Good Housekeeping on Cleo
“An absolute must.”—Cat World on Cleo
“This inspiring tale from New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown tells the story of Helen’s life-changing month as a foster mother to a homeless cat named Bono. Bono, who became homeless during Hurricane Sandy, is a ”special needs“ cat, who has both medical complications and behavior issues. Though Helen is warned that Bono is unlikely to be adopted, she takes him on as a foster anyway, and is determined to find his forever home. Bono: The Cat Who Was Special is a beautiful story about the bonds of affection that can develop between humans and cats, and an uplifting tale about how everyone deserves love and a second chance. ” - Modern Cat on Bono
“An intimate memoir about one woman and her relationships with her cat and her family…[Brown] writes eloquently about the bonds that exist between women of all ages…a pleasant and moving story of love and identity among mothers, daughters and felines.” - Kirkus Reviews on Cats & Daughters
“Sequel to Cleo, told with unflinching candor and Aussie-tinged wit…Brown reprises her first book’s theme: cats have the power to help heal human suffering. Brown’s voice is alternately, and appropriately, lighthearted and solemn.” - Publishers Weekly STARRED review for Cats & Daughters
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