A Christmas Gift from Bob discussion and activity guide

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Download this free discussion and activity guide from Lionsgate and CILIP (The Library and Information Association) for the new feel-good Christmas film A Christmas Gift from Bob, based on the bestselling book by James Bowen.

In 2007, James Bowen was recovering from heroin addiction and earning a living by busking in Covent
Garden. When he came home to find a stray cat outside his door, he gave him a home – never expecting that in return, Bob would give him the strength to build a new life. James began taking Bob with him when he went out to busk and sell The Big Issue, and the pair became local celebrities.

‘Bob saved my life. It’s as simple as that,’ says the real James Bowen, looking back on his friend’s
extraordinary life. ‘With him at my side, I found a direction and purpose that I’d been missing. The success we achieved together through our books and films was miraculous. He’s met thousands of people, touched millions of lives. There’s never been a cat like him.’

The resource includes a quiz based on the film, discussion questions and an activity for connecting with someone who needs it – the perfect resource to share with your group or family!

A Christmas Gift from Bob is available in cinemas and to rent from 6 November 2020.


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