The Tenth Life of Osiris Oaks Author:Wally Cox & Everett Greenbaum Illustrated by F.A. Fitzgerald. — Young Roger Oaks finds himself the owner of an extraordinary cat named Osiris. Osiris, it seems, has a unique ability to read people's minds. So Roger enlists the aid of his good friend Mr. la Follette, and together they devise one hopeful scheme after another to try to benefit from Osiris' unusual talent. Whe... more »n their first effort, a get-rich-quick scheme, goes hilariously awry, they decide to try to use the gifted Osisis for the benefit of mankind. This plan, too, ends in resounding failure, but Roger and Mr. la Follette, still eager, now offer to help the police department by reading the minds of criminal suspects. This worthy endeavor draws them into the wonderfully hair-raising adventures that finally bring both heroes and villains their just rewards.
Wally Cox, of "Mr. Peepers" fame, and Everett Greenbaum, a prolific movie writer and co-author of the "Mr. Peppers" show, have here successfully pooled their talents to tell the story of Roger and Osiris in this marvelously funny and absurd adventure that will keep young readers laughing from thee first page to the last.« less