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The Cat Who Came for Christmas
The Cat Who Came for Christmas
Author: Cleveland Amory
It was, of all things, a white Christmas Eve, when Cleveland Amory, self-confessed curmudgeon and confirmed dog-owner found himself standing in a deserted alley trying to rescue a dirty, injured, starving, decidedly unfriendly cat. The result of this encounter is the subject of "The Cat Who Came for Christmas." — It tells the enchanting...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140113426
ISBN-10: 0140113428
Publication Date: 11/1/1988
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Cattriona avatar reviewed The Cat Who Came for Christmas on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This was a somewhat charming, light read about a curmudgeon who adopts a kitten from the December snows. Cat lovers will enjoy this, others might look elsewhere.
Dyanna avatar reviewed The Cat Who Came for Christmas on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If my book club had not chosen this book from among a list of Christmas titles for our December meeting I would NOT own it. I can't even GIVE this thing away!

I love cats, truly I do, and put up with one in my home whose behavior is atrocious. BUT I cannot stand this long-winded anthropomorphic love story between cat and supposed curmudgeon. I say supposed because, at least as far as I slogged through before giving up, he wasn't particularly curmudgeonly, just an old bachelor.
reviewed The Cat Who Came for Christmas on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Well written story of a man adopted by a cat one Christmas Eve. All cat owners will understand being owned by a cat!
candieb avatar reviewed The Cat Who Came for Christmas on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I wanted to like this book. I really did. This was my book club's read for December. The person that picked it was kind of hurt we didn't like her book earlier in the year, so I really tried. I made it through the cat talking back. I even made it through the entire chapter dedicated to naming the cat. I don't exactly know what did me in, but I had to stop.

It's a cat.
Who comes for Christmas.
And it's a true story.
And....
Yeah.

I guess this cat did something great later. I don't really care. You have to be some crazed cat person to really like this book. It was too much. Enough with the cats already! I get it, the cat "talks" to you. You do great things for cat rescue. And really, truly, I love cats, I support what you do 100%, but seriously. Enough.

So, I didn't finish it. It was driving me crazy. Instead I mailed it to a friend so it can torture her.
reviewed The Cat Who Came for Christmas on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a great book for all cat lovers.
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reviewed The Cat Who Came for Christmas on
Talk about warm fuzzes. Polar bear reminded me so of our dear white angora cat Monet. We were blessed to enjoy her antics for over 19 yrs. If you are a cat lover or enjoy stories about cats "The Cat Who Came to for Christmas" should be on your must read list.
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Truly wonderful book, witty and insightful.


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