The Abandoned

April 9, 2013|
The Abandoned by Paul Gallico
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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.
Paul Gallico (1897–1976) was a popular and prolific sports columnist, screenwriter, and author of books for adults and children. He was born in New York City to an Italian immigrant musician father and a mother who had studied to be a singer, and paid his way through Columbia University by tutoring children and working as a longshorema...
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Title:The AbandonedFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.51 X 5.7 X 0.87 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.51 X 5.7 X 0.87 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:159017626X

ISBN - 13:9781590176269

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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