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Old 06-15-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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Do you have a favorite cat book. I don't necessarily mean one on the care of cats, but a book with a cat as the central character.

I love the three Cleveland Amory books on his cat Polar Bear: "The Cat Who Came For Christmas," "The Cat and the Curmudgeon," and "The Best Cat Ever." You can buy all three in one volume:

The Compleat Cat by Cleveland Amory


I also love:

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

CLEO: The Cat Who Mended a Family

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

I'm currently reading a charming novel by the author of "Homer":

Love Saves the Day: A Novel

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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Of course. This will sound weird but the book is called Cross Country Cat. I will never get rid of it and the drawings are superb.

http://www.harpercollins.com/browsei...=9780688065195

If you click in the right places you can see the pages from the book. "Henry was a hind leg walker."
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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Polar Bear Cat by Nicola Bayley - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists and this entire series.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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Of course. This will sound weird but the book is called Cross Country Cat. I will never get rid of it and the drawings are superb.

Browse Inside Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun, Illustrated by Erick Ingraham

If you click in the right places you can see the pages from the book. "Henry was a hind leg walker."
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Those sound interesting. I'll have to check them out!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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James Herriot's Cat Stories is a good read (from All Creatures Great and Small series), and I also own and loved the books about Homer, Dewey, and Cleo. I cry like a baby.....

Oooooo....I forgot Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul....

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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The one about the library cat, the name of which is escaping me. (ETA: which I now notice has been mentioned in the OP. D'oh! Thanks!)

Some of Rita Mae Brown's books featuring Sneaky Pie the cat are fun to read. Ms. Brown creates some pretty entertaining characters, including the animals.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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James Herriot's Cat Stories is a good read (from All Creatures Great and Small series), and I also own and loved the books about Homer, Dewey, and Cleo. I cry like a baby.....

Oooooo....I forgot Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul....
Homer especially gets to me. A blind cat?

There is a blog about Homer and his human:

Gwen Cooper - Author's Blog
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Lilian Jackson Braun wrote the Cat Who books. I loved them. I also read Midnight Louie books by Carole Nelson Douglas and the Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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The Silent Miaow: A Manual for Kittens, Strays, and Homeless Cats
by Paul Gallico, Suzanne Szasz

I've just read a first edition (1964) of this wonderful book and loved it very much. It's one I might just have to buy. The author successfully used the literary device of having it being written by a cat, and speaking to the kittens, strays and homeless cats.

Check it out; your library probably has it.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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The Silent Miaow: A Manual for Kittens, Strays, and Homeless Cats
by Paul Gallico, Suzanne Szasz

I've just read a first edition (1964) of this wonderful book and loved it very much. It's one I might just have to buy. The author successfully used the literary device of having it being written by a cat, and speaking to the kittens, strays and homeless cats.

Check it out; your library probably has it.
Oh I remember Paul Gallico! I need to read his books again. It's been a long time.
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