Gallico’s story of a young boy who metamorphoses into a white cat following an accident is both an exciting adventure and a moving story of friendship. It is also one of the best books on cats ever written. As a boy, Peter is lonely. His parents are often out and he mostly spends time with his nanny. As a cat, he is befriended by a stray called Jennie, who teaches him the cat way of life. Together they have some extraordinary adventures until Peter is willing to fight to the death for his friend. As author Vivien French explains in her introduction, this is not just for people who like cats, but a gripping read for everyone, and often funny too, though the ending will leave many readers with tears in their eyes. ~ Andrea Reece
If in doubt, wash! What is it like to be a cat? Find out in this classic animal story from the renowned writer Paul Gallico. Peter Brown longs for a pet cat. One day, he is following a stray cat through the streets when he is knocked down and seriously hurt. On waking, he is astonished to find that he has turned into a cat...The world is a dangerous place for him, but luckily he is rescued and befriended by Jennie, a kindly stray tabby who has been abandoned by her owners. Adventures wait around every corner for the two new friends, as Jennie teaches Peter all about life as a cat.
Humorous and touching, and packed with acutely observed feline behaviour, this is a beloved classic that's essential for any cat-lover.
'Jennie' makes you really and truly feel as if you've lived in the world of cats. Vivian French
Praise for 'Thomasina':
This is a story that cats would love as much as I do! Michael Morpurgo'
|Publication date:||7th July 2001|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
Paul William Gallico was born in New York City, on 26th July, 1897. His father was an Italian, and his mother came from Austria; they emigrated to New York in 1895.He went to school in the public schools of New York, and in 1916 went to Columbia University. He graduated in 1921 with a Bachelor of Science degree, having lost a year and a half due to World War I. He then worked for the National Board of Motion Picture Review, and after six months took a job as the motion picture critic for the New York Daily News. He was removed from ...More About Paul Gallico
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