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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

by Philip Gabriel, Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Philip Gabriel, Hiro Arikawa X
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Philip Gabriel, Hiro Arikawa
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    Oct 2018, 288 pages

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  • Ariel F. (Madison, WI)


    Love between human and feline is forever!
    I was very happy to receive the ARC of the book. First, let me say that despite dander allergies I am a cat lover. I could so much relate to the interaction between the human and Nana.I was not sure that I was going to like the format but did. I felt that the story shows the love
    between human beings and felines. How animals can be your soul mates and help you thru trying times so much so that you do not want to let them go. And when you must, you want to make certain it is a good environment. This is also the story of loving and forgiving. Definitely recommend book for feline lovers as well as animal lovers.
  • Loretta F. (Fountain Inn, SC)


    A Unique Journey
    The Travelling Cat Chronicles begins as a simple story relating the devotion between a man and a stray cat. What makes this story different is that it's told from the cat's perspective. Satoru, a Japanese man, and Nana, his cat embark on a journey to see the countryside, and to visit old friends. Throughout the journey, Nana shares his thoughts about Satoru, his friends, and other animals. I really enjoyed Nana's often sarcastic remarks about humans and other animals. Not surprisingly, he clearly believed cats to be superior to dogs in every way.

    Yet, along with this simple story are life lessons to ponder. Kindness, gentleness, loyalty to friends, and love for family are evident in Satoru's well-lived life. Although he doesn't have an easy life, he is never bitter about the losses he suffered.

    Animal lovers and those who enjoy a slower paced read would enjoy this book.
  • Bobbi L. (Canton, GA)


    Traveling Cat Chronicles
    To begin with, I am a dyed in the wool animal lover with a preference for small dogs so it was easy to fall in love with Nana. Before I started I was aware that there would be moments of great sadness as every animal book includes this emotion. I loved Nana speaking in the first person format, was different and very interesting. I loved ALL of the characters but found a surprising closeness with Noriko. In the book she went through many moods and was a deep thinker but also a loner. I believe this story reflects much love and respect for human and animal life.
    I think this book is excellent but doubt a non animal lover would find it has special.
  • Carol R. (Pembroke, MA)


    The Travelling Cat Chronicles
    One of those books to be treasured.
    This book was about an unforgettable journey taken through the eyes of Nana the cat. The protagonist Saturo had a best friend that walked beside him on four legs.
    I loved this book - who wouldn't?
  • Loren B. (Appleton, WI)


    Touching
    This beautiful and bittersweet novel, which in some ways reminded me of " A Man Called Ove ", immediately held my attention. The touching story is mostly narrated by the human character's cat and I think the author truly captured the essence of a cat's personality.

    I would highly recommend this book, especially for pet lovers and those going through a life's journey.
  • Portia A. (Monroe Township, NJ)


    A Simple Joy
    I loved this book...a simple story that made me laugh and cry. A man and the stray cat who adopted each other. A must read for any animal person.
  • Freya H. (Towanda, PA)


    TheTravelling Cat Chronicles
    This is a book for anyone who loves an animal and is devoted to its well being. Sad, but ultimately satisfying, as it confirms the loyalty and love between Satoru and Nana. Any book group who is made up of animal lovers would find this interesting to discuss.

Beyond the Book:
  Cats in Japanese Culture

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