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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date June 1, 1950
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394414010
ISBN-10 0394414012
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $8.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: London hasn’t been kind to Peter, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, his nanny won’t hear of it. One day, as Peter is walking out the door, he sees a truck bearing down on a tabby. Dashing out to save the cat, he is struck by the oncoming truck himself.
   
Everything is different when Peter comes to: He has fur, whiskers, and claws; he has become a cat himself! But London isn’t any kinder to cats than it is to children. Jennie, a savvy stray who takes charge of Peter, knows that all too well. Jennie schools young Peter in the ways of cats, including how to sniff out a nice napping spot, the proper way to dine on mouse, and the single most important tactic a cat can learn: “When in doubt, wash.” Jennie and Peter will face many challenges—and not all of them are from the dangerous outside world—in their struggle to find a place that is truly home.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394414010 Book cover for 9781590176269
 
Reprint edition from New York Review of Books (April 9, 2013); titled "The Abandoned"
9781590176269 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 1.05 lbs | List price $15.95
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from Random House Inc (June 1, 1950)
9780394414010 | details & prices | List price $8.95
About: London hasn’t been kind to Peter, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, his nanny won’t hear of it.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780380310135 Book cover for 9781558820975
 
Reprint edition from Intl Polygonics Ltd (November 1, 1995); titled "The Abandoned"
9781558820975 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $12.95
About: After a serious accident, Peter Brown goes into a prolonged state of semiconsciousness and dreams he is a cat

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