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Subject: Books with Cats? >^..^<
Date Posted: 12/19/2008 2:39 AM ET
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>^..^<   Any suggestions for books with cats?   >^..^<

Cattery Row, Author: Clea Simon

The Cat Who...., Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Joe Grey Mysteries, Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy

 

 

 

 



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Numerous mystery series featuring cats: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/GenreCats/Pets.html

My Cat Spit McGee by Willie Morris

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I second the Dewey book. I LOVED that book!!

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 4:46 PM ET
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The Fifth Life of the Catwoman is great! However it is very hard to find.

Gilbert Morris has a trilogy called Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives they are OK but not great IMHO.

The James Herriot books are always good and there are several other veterinary memoirs out there now.

The Bachelor's Cat is very good, I can't recall the author's name...

If you like kid's books about cats Jan Karon's Violet series is cute and well illustrated.

Date Posted: 12/20/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I recommend The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss!  I LOVED that book as a kid!!! :)  Another I'd recommend would be Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness.  This won a Caldecott Medal and was cute! :)



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I'm not into children's books, although I did enjoy Dr Seuss when my children were little.

I should also add the caveat that I can't read about cats that die, it makes me cry, so please don't recommend those!  :-(

 

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I've always enjoyed the Fear Familiar series by Carolyn Burns. They are romantic suspense but the main sleuth is a cat. They are put out by Harlequin(Intrigue) There must be over 10 of them by now.



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Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff

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Subject: Cats
Date Posted: 12/22/2008 8:04 PM ET
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THere are a bunch of young adult books about cats. THese books are atleast 200 - 300 pages each if not more.

The Warriors series (there are actually three seperate series involving the same clans, just different generations) by Erin Hunter. These do include cats fighting and dieing at times. [Think Lord of the Rings or Redwall with Cats.]

Varjak Paw by SF Said

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

A good book of Poems called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats  by TS Eliot. It is all the poems that were turned into songs for the musical CATS.

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Three words: DEWEY! DEWEY! DEWEY!...

BTW Ann B.....love the "Kitty" symbol!!!!

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A Cat on a Winning Streak : An Alice Nestleton Mystery (Alice Nestleton Mystery) :: Lydia Adamson

 

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Into the Wild (Warriors; Book 1)Author: Erin Hunter

these authors have cute series

 



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'The Incredible Journey' by Sheila Burnford - kids story but I loved it when I was a young-in and still find it to be a fantastic book.

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Subject: Cat books: Jeffrey Miller and Q.C. (Questing Cat)
Date Posted: 12/26/2008 11:20 AM ET
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Jeffrey Miller's titles: Murder at Osborne Hall, Murder Out of Time, Murder on the Rebound.

These can be a little hard to find here b/c they are published in Canada. The sleuth is Q.C., Questing Cat., who owns Judge Ted Mariner.  Set in Toronto. The language is clever; the cat is cranky (in an amusing way), a little snarky/snarfy, but he does adore his human. The first books in recent memory with _no_ errors in editing (unlike this post).

The bookseller recommended these with, "They have a cat but they're not cutesy." They are not long, but take me a while to read. Most is clear through context, but I don't want to miss any part of these... so I read with French and Latin dictionaries at hand, and the English and Canadian dictionaries not far away.

The books themselves are lovely... trade paperbacks.

Best wishes.

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....bump...

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I think some people forgot the greatest cat of all.... Aslan!!! Granted he's not the main character, but still!!! Yay for Chronicles of Narnia!!

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Subject: Cats
Date Posted: 1/7/2009 3:09 PM ET
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Another YA cat book I found while unpacking yesterday is:

The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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Subject: Diane Duane's Cat books
Date Posted: 1/7/2009 10:04 PM ET
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Diane Duane is the author of The Book of Night with Moon and To Visit the Queen. Wonderful scifi/fantasy and never better cat books (the books are told from the point of view of the cats who are wizards Fantastic reads, and simply wonderful cat characters
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Great!  I like books told from the cat's viewpoint. 

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I've got a lovely little hardcover copy of James Herriot's Cat Stories on my shelf.  It has lots of great reviews, too.

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I was just going to add that Andre Notron's written some great science fiction cat stories.  Cats are very common in science fiction for some reason.  Robert Heinlein featured them in a number of books, including the recurring time-space traveling cat "Pixel" in The Number of the Beast, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset, but that barely scratches the surface.  I am beginning to think all science fiction writers are cat people :-p 

Oh yeah, I almost forgot..I started an anthology called Furry Fantastic which is about different animals, but starts with a cat story.

Edit - I see Catfantastic I and II mentioned, but there were several more volumes, I believe.



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Yeah!!!  More cat lover books!!  Thanks!

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