Groundwood Books

September 2020



The Stray and the Strangers

Steven Heighton

National award-winning author Steven Heighton’s first children’s book, The Stray and the Strangers, is about a stray dog named Kanella. She’s scrawny and nervous and afraid of the cats and dogs that compete for handouts on the pier. One day, a dinghy filled with refugees comes to the shore. Kanella befriends an aid worker and a little boy and settles into a routine at the refugee camp. But the boy is taken away and the camp is eventually dismantled. Kanella is homeless once again; but just when hope seems lost, the aid worker comes back for her, to give her a new home.