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Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 March 2017

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA; Illustrated edition (1 March 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1608199770
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1608199778
  • Dimensions : 13.79 x 2.41 x 20.85 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 385 ratings

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As author Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton chart their discoveries in the feline world, they unfurl an uncommonly charming and wise tale. (The Atlantic)

Cute without being treacly, LOST CAT has an appeal that even dog partisans will have to acknowledge. (Slate.com)

A tender, imaginative memoir infused with equal parts humor and humanity...an absolute treat from cover to cover. (Brain Pickings)

If, however, you are even mildly curious about the psychology of cat-owners (whether you are one of them, or have long eyed them suspiciously) brethren, there is a book for you. Caroline Paul's LOST CAT: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology is revelatory...it moves easily and hilariously from one sentence and chapter to the next. Like the storyline, though, the form only appears simple; in truth, it's ingeniously crafted...All of this may sound a little over the top, and it is, especially for such a short book. But the effect is a fiercely charming narrative that sneaks up on a reader, just as the best fantastical books do...LOST CAT is an incredibly endearing work, a snapshot of the madness of loving and agonizing over and chasing after animals. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

This poignant, witty gem of a story is accompanied by MacNaughton's quirky and amusing full-color illustrations. I laughed, I cried... (BookPage.com)

This addictive read, marvelously illustrated by Wendy's ink-and-wash drawings, will captivate all pet lovers. (Booklist)

Hilarious and moving...Even non-cat lovers will find this an engaging read, charmingly illustrated by [Caroline] Paul's partner, [Wendy] MacNaughton, as Paul easily makes her strong emotions for her pets accessibly and universal. (Publisher's Weekly)

A delightful read for all those of us who would be lost without our cats. (Suzy Becker, two-million-copy New York Times bestselling author of All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat)

The writing and drawings are funny. Nutty. Heartwarming. Smart. Loopy. Full of Love. (Maira Kalman)

You may say that love is not a word for feelings between people and books. I say I loved this book. I felt giddy when I read it. I smiled constantly and made snorty crack-up noises, the kind that make the people around you go, What?! Then I'd get choked up, and then I'd be giddy again, and all the way through, I didn't want it ever to end. I think we can all agree that's love. (Mary Roach)

Book Description

What do our pets do when they're not with us? Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton used GPS, cat cameras, psychics, and the web to track the adventures of their beloved cat Tibia.

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