Bruff Rides Again
Lori McLeod is a librarian with the Toronto Public Library.
Brupp Rides Again is the final volume in the Another Story for Another
Time series. Brupp the cat has left his home and family in Prince Edward
Island to discover the world. On his arrival in Saskatoon, he finds a
home with Wobbly Tim, a retired railway worker who lives in a shack on
the edge of the railway yards. Tim is right in believing that this
feline is going to change his life. Brupp befriends five children who
have run away from an institution for homeless children, fearing that
they will be separated from one another. Tim protects the children from
the authorities and helps them survive.
There is a great deal of appeal in this sweet, gentle novel. Tim, a
lonely man, finds friendship through Brupp and the children. The
children come to love Tim as a grandfather. (Some may regard the
resolution of the children’s dilemma as being too simple.) Brupp acts
to reunite Tim with a long-lost love who has a farm, and the children go
to live with the couple. Love, loyalty, and friendship triumph in this
pleasant, heartwarming story. Recommended.