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Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology

De (autor) Ilustrat de Wendy MacNaughton
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 09 Mar 2017
A Finalist for the 26th Lambda Literary AwardWhat 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.Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out.Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Told through writer Caroline Paul's rich and warmly poignant narrative and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's stunning and hilarious 4-color illustrations, Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781608199778
ISBN-10: 1608199770
Pagini: 176
Ilustrații: 4-color throughout
Dimensiuni: 129 x 197 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.45 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Caracteristici

Who hasn't wondered: What do our pets do when we're not around? Lost Cat appeals--with wit and humor and genuine affection--to our fascination with the mysteries of the animal-human bond.

Notă biografică

Caroline Paul is the author of You Are Mighty, a young person's guide to changing the world, as well as the memoir Fighting Fire and the novel East Wind, Rain. She is a longtime member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator whose books include Pen & Ink, Knives & Ink, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and Meanwhile in San Francisco. Together, Paul and MacNaughton are the authors of The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. They live in San Francisco.

Recenzii

As author Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton chart their discoveries in the feline world, they unfurl an uncommonly charming and wise tale.
Cute without being treacly, LOST CAT has an appeal that even dog partisans will have to acknowledge.
A tender, imaginative memoir infused with equal parts humor and humanity...an absolute treat from cover to cover.
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.
This poignant, witty gem of a story is accompanied by MacNaughton's quirky and amusing full-color illustrations. I laughed, I cried...
This addictive read, marvelously illustrated by Wendy's ink-and-wash drawings, will captivate all pet lovers.
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.
A delightful read for all those of us who would be lost without our cats.
The writing and drawings are funny. Nutty. Heartwarming. Smart. Loopy. Full of Love.
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.
A thoughtful, kind and funny story about the love people can have for their pets and the weird places that this love and accompanying devotion can take them. But it also travels beyond the realm of human-pet relationships, offering commentary on all relationships and the roles of those we love and sometimes don't love in our lives.
One of my favorite new reads this spring.
A beautifully illustrated, touching, and often hilarious tale of searching for a cat gone missing. If you love animals, you will love this.
Though "about" a cat, this heartwarming and heartbreaking tale is really about what it means to be human--about the osmosis of hollowing loneliness and profound attachment, the oscillation between boundless affection and paralyzing fear of abandonment, the unfair promise of loss implicit to every possibility of love.