Town cat Ginge im­mor­talised

The Northland Age - - Local News -

A four-legged icon of Man­gonui has been im­mor­talised in a book.

Mary Ralph re­cently launched her book Ginge, the Man­gonui Town Cat, as a trib­ute to the furry friend.

Mary had col­lected many sto­ries and pho­tos about Ginge over the last few years. But when Ginge was run over in March 2018, Mary thought she should hurry up and pro­duce some­thing that would be a fit­ting trib­ute to the cat and the peo­ple who loved and cared for her.

The book is an ac­knowl­edge­ment of the tight-knit Man­gonui com­mu­nity, and the ded­i­ca­tion is to “all the busi­nesses, man­agers and shop staff who care about their cus­tomers, even when they are BRAT CATS!”

The book con­tains a rather harsh les­son about road safety and con­se­quences when you don’t look both ways while cross­ing the road. It is suit­able for chil­dren of all ages, even up to 100.

Ginge, the Man­gonui Town Cat is avail­able from the Book Shop at Man­gonui, Gloss, for $15.

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Mary Ralph signs a copy of her book for Paul Cor­den, the owner of the Water­front Cafe in Man­gonui.

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