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When Fraser Met Billy: How The Love Of A Cat Transformed My Little Boy's Life
 
 

When Fraser Met Billy: How The Love Of A Cat Transformed My Little Boy's Life [Kindle Edition]

Booth Louise
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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The way in which Billy the cat encourages his friend Fraser is just amazing. Truly inspiring. (James Bowen, author of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB)

Heart-warming... No cat-lover will be surprised by the story of how a grey and white rescue cat called Billy wove his feline magic around Fraser... Billy's is one of quiet, enigmatic triumph. Even without the uplifting element of child-animal bonding, I would feel humbled as well as educated by the human stories of what life with a child who is 'different' entails. (Daily Mail)

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A mother's touching, true story of how a rescue cat called Billy transformed her autistic boy's life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (11 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FRKPJF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
When Fraser met Billy: ‘The rescue cat that transformed a little boy’s life’ tells the extraordinary story of Fraser, a little boy with autism and Billy, the unassuming grey cat who changed his life.

When Fraser was born, his mother, Louise, realised that there was something wrong with him but no one listened to her, or took her concerns seriously. The health visitors told her to give him more love and Fraser was 18 months old before he was diagnosed with autism and hypotonia (a muscle tone condition that affected his ability to walk or use his hands). Louise and her husband Chris were given the devastating news that Fraser would never go to mainstream school.

Chris’s job took him to the Balmoral Estate in Scotland so the couple moved with Fraser, who was only a few weeks old, to a beautiful, but isolated cottage in the grounds of the Queen’s summer residence, Balmoral Castle.

Billy had been abandoned, left in a house to fend for himself, when Fraser was three years old. His temper tantrums were escalating and Louise was having a very difficult time. When Fraser first met Billy, the cat purred and laid his paws upon him. A new period in Fraser’s life had just begun and miracle after miracle lined up in the wings courtesy of the angel Billy and his seemingly unfaltering understanding of what Fraser needed.

It’s well documented the healing power of animals, especially cats. Their calming influence and benign natures prove, time and time again, that they instinctively know what makes us humans tick and they hone in on our feelings and emotions. So it was with Billy. Bedtimes were always a screaming match and took hours for Fraser to settle.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Fraser Met Billy 13 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover
I'm a sucker for a book about cats - but this is no ordinary cat. It's about Billy a cat rescued from an abandoned house and the remarkable bond he shares with his young autistic owner Fraser who also has a range of conditions. When they are introduced to each other they form an instant friendship which was to transform both their lives thanks to Billy's calming effect. Louise Booth hopes by writing this book it will help other families facing the same problems, despair and isolation. It's a beautifully written book, heartwarming and inspirational.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Warming and thought provoking 12 Feb 2014
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I don't normally read a lot but this is one of those books I couldn't put down its Heart Warming and thought provoking Absolutely Brilliant an eye opener
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5.0 out of 5 stars haven't put it down 19 Feb 2014
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While driving from Nottingham to Glasgow last week I listened to Louise being interviewed on the radio. Tears started to well up in my eyes. Today the title When Fraser met Billy popped into my head. Downloaded the kindle version and read it in one go. A remarkable story of a boy and his cat and a loving dedicated family who stuck to the task, through thick and thin.
The story so far, how a young child diagnosed as autistic is befriended by a rescue cat and of a mother who is not "mad" but who has amazing insight into the understanding of the partnership between humans and animals. A must read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and heart warming 17 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover
Amazingly frank account of the life of an extended family, human and animal, when one member is on the autistic spectrum. Never again will you raise an eyebrow when you witness a child having a tantrum, instead you will offer a helping hand, fold that buggy up, lift that shopping into the car. As the author herself says if this books helps one parent it will be worth it. Oh and Billy, what a beautiful gifted member of this courageous family.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fraser and billy 19 Feb 2014
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Hundred percent. ...a wonderful story about an Autistic

little boy who was given his own cat who became his very best friend and d helped him to develop his confidence in so many ways...... starting school and making friends An amazing and very moving story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly moving story .... 15 Feb 2014
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The Booth family journey (obviously including Billy) is SO inspiring. I'm filled with admiration & respect for all of the
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A heartbreaking, amazing story. Congratulations to Louise for recognising how important a fluffy companion can be, and to Chris also for being strong in the face of such difficulties.
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4.0 out of 5 stars grateful gift
This was a gift which was well received. Haven't read it myself so can't comment
Published 11 days ago by Francoise
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must read if you love cats
Enchanting book. Loved it
Published 11 days ago by sandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the story was really touching :-)
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
The power of animals and strong family love overcame what was deemed to be an improbable task. A beautiful story
Published 15 days ago by vk
5.0 out of 5 stars love it great story
Another must read true story that i highly recommend all ages read
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars When Fraser met Billy.
This is an excellent book, well written and well worth reading.
It takes you into the countryside of the Balmoral estste in Aberdeenshire, the holiday home of "The... Read more
Published 27 days ago by KLB Kid
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
Fabulous read. A real page turner and hope giver for any parent with a autistic child.a open honest account brilliant
Published 1 month ago by philippa dudley
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Rollercoaster!
Fantastic book - an emotional roller coaster that really helps you understand how hard it is for families and children with autism. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Frankie0694
5.0 out of 5 stars a amazing book you all most read i loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Super read
Published 1 month ago by Charlotte
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