Cathy D. Knepper, Ph.D.
Historian and Author

Patches and the Baby Bunny: An Eleanor Roosevelt Story

Cover of Patches and the Baby Bunny
"… a lovely story of friendship and courage with beautiful illustrations."
— Amazon reviewer

A number of years ago, I spied my loving calico cat named Patches carrying around a baby bunny, just as she would carry a kitten. It soon became apparent that she was attempting to care for the bunny, whose mother had probably fallen victim to a fox. A friend suggested that the tale would make a good children's story, and here it is. Set in one of my favorite places, the site of the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library, and featuring my heroine, Eleanor Roosevelt, Patches manages to raise the bunny in spite of a harrowing adventure or two. The story is aimed for children two years and up.

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