Today we would like to introduce you to the story of Bruce the Cat and the new children’s book about him by Kathryn van Beek.
She fed him around the clock and named him after that other famous orphan, Bruce Wayne.
The tiny kitten’s story went viral; he now has over 30,000 Facebook fans from all over the world who hang on his every photo and exploit.
Kathryn has now written and illustrated a children’s picture book Bruce Finds a Home. A Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign kicked off on Wednesday 24 May.
The Kickstarter campaign will allow people to pre-order copies of the book. There’s a range of rewards for those who pledge, including custom illustrations and even Bruce’s paw print! People can also choose to donate copies to The Animal Rescue Network, a charitable trust dedicated to helping stray and abandoned cats and kittens.
About Bruce the Cat
Bruce has almost 30,000 fans on Facebook and is also on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and of course YouTube. He appeared on TV1 News and featured in local and international media. Find out more about Bruce by visiting his website or his Facebook page.
About Kathryn van Beek
Kathryn has a master’s degree from Victoria University’s Institute of Modern Letters. She won the 2015 Headland Prize for a short story and Best of the Auckland Zinefest 2015 for her collection of illustrations. Find out more about Kathryn on her website: kathrynvanbeek.co.nz.