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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date April 9, 2013
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590176269
ISBN-10 159017626X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details juvenile
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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 Peter is a lonely boy living in London left by his party hopping parents to the brusque attentions of an untender nanny He s a lonely bored unhappy boy though one thing Peter is sure would make up for everything how he would love to have a cat Impossible the grown ups all agree but Peter goes on yearning until one day on his way out the door he sees a stray tabby in the street right in the path of a speeding car He dashes out to save the cat is hit by the car himself and when he comes to finds himself transformed into a cat and under the care of Jennie the tabby whose life he saved Life isn t easy for cats in London and Peter has a lot to learn Luckily Jennie knows how to get by and is happy to teach Peter the tricks of feline survival Peter and Jenny have all sorts of perilous adventures together in the course of which Jennie slowly reveals the past experiences that have left her with a hardened distrust of and ingrained contempt for human beings But Peter still believes that cats and people belong together He still dreams o

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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
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 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 Peter is a lonely boy living in London left by his party hopping parents to the brusque attentions of an untender nanny He s a lonely bored unhappy boy though one thing Peter is sure would make up for everything how he would love to have a cat Impossible the grown ups all agree but Peter goes on yearning until one day on his way out the door he sees a stray tabby in the street right in the path of a speeding car He dashes out to save the cat is hit by the car himself and when he comes to finds himself transformed into a cat and under the care of Jennie the tabby whose life he saved Life isn t easy for cats in London and Peter has a lot to learn Luckily Jennie knows how to get by and is happy to teach Peter the tricks of feline survival Peter and Jenny have all sorts of perilous adventures together in the course of which Jennie slowly reveals the past experiences that have left her with a hardened distrust of and ingrained contempt for human beings But Peter still believes that cats and people belong together He still dreams o
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
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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