A Cat Abroad

The Further Adventures of Norton, the Cat Who Went to Paris, and His Human
Author: Peter Gethers
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307764419
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 1331
"Charming, witty, and winning...[A] delightful sequel." SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Norton charmed even the most avowed cat haters in the bestselling THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS. Now, in Peter Gethers' and Norton's further adventures, the extraordinary feline with the great Scottish Fold ears, is hightailing it to the south of France--and making pit stops all over the globe (with his favorite human, of course). Along the way, Norton and his human companion face change and learn to understand the problems and the pleasure that come with growing up and growing older together. Like its predecessor, A CAT ABROAD is funny, touching, and wise. AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB

Cat Abroad

Author: Peter Gethers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780760730300
Category: Cats
Page: 243
View: 4281
The Cat Who Went to Paris: Two pet owners tell of their talented animals in relaxed, entertaining ways. Gethers's style is extremely light and at times funny as he tells how Norton taught him to like cats, how easily this feline made friends with airline crews, explored Parisian rooftops, and stood vigil at the death of his owner's father. Blind actor-musician Tom Sullivan relates, through White, how he had to let Dinah train him as she was so much more capable than his previous guide dog. -- A Cat Abroad: He's back as a celebrity now--Norton the adorable Scottish fold cat whose adventures were chronicled by Gethers in The Cat Who Went to Paris (LJ 9/1/91). Norton the star now dines on Pounce pizza prepared by superstar chef Wolfgang Puck, stays in a famous New Orleans hotel that has a no-pets policy, tours the United States on the TV talk-show circuit, and receives fan mail and photos from humans as well as cats. Most of this book describes Norton and Peter's year in Provence, where Norton's days in a beautiful 300-year-old country home are filled with naps in the garden, exploring the neighborhood, and more napping in the lap of his human.

The Cat Who'll Live Forever

The Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human
Author: Peter Gethers
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767910873
Category: Pets
Page: 224
View: 738
The final, poignant chapter in a trilogy of bestselling true stories about a floppy-eared Scottish Fold named Norton Peter Gethers was a confirmed cat hater until the day he received a six-week-old kitten as a gift. Walking the streets of New York with Norton tucked into his pocket, Gethers began forming an intense attachment to his new pet. Before long Norton was flying with his owner on the Concorde to Europe, sipping milk in Parisian cafés, and eating custom-made pounce pizzas at Spago. Soon Gethers began to detail Norton’s adventures in print, and with The Cat Who Went to Paris and A Cat Abroad the duo made history as well as many, many friends around the world. The Cat Who’ll Live Forever chronicles the latest in Norton’s astonishing adventures, celebrity encounters, and worldwide excursions, culminating in his heartwarming¯and heartbreaking¯final cross-country trip. The first half of this book will have you smiling and laughing as Norton changes the lives of the Italian owners of a thirteenth-century abbey in Sicily, attends movie premiers with Sir Anthony Hopkins in the chic Hamptons, and relaxes at the dog run in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park. But as Norton gets older his schedule slows down and he struggles with the aches and pains and physical inconveniences that go along with age, teaching his human the essentials of loving and caring and coping with illness. Ultimately Norton passes along to his owner the most valuable lessons of all¯how to deal with death and grief, how to live life on your own terms, and how to appreciate and savor the joyful times that come along while we’re here on earth. The Cat Who’ll Live Forever is, on one level, a touching meditation on love and relationships and dealing with the pain of inevitable loss. Above all, it is a deeply moving and life-affirming tribute to a humble little animal who never let stardom go to his head and always understood the meaning of true friendship. From the Hardcover edition.

A Tramp Abroad

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101177228
Category: Travel
Page: 448
View: 5850
In A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain’s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad, the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. “Here you have Twain’s inimitable mix,” writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, “of the folksy and the effortlessly erudite, his unshakable good sense and his legendary wit, his knack for the easy relation of a perfect anecdote, and some achingly beautiful nature writing.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the text of the first American edition and features new explanatory notes and a critical Afterword by Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph College in Connecticut.

Cats' Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Mysterious Mousers, Talented Tabbies, and Feline Oddities
Author: Alexandra Powe Allred
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574888587
Category: Humor
Page: 338
View: 1084
Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back!


Author: Muriel Beadle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671251902
Category: Pets
Page: 251
View: 3246
"A Fireside book."/ Includes index./ Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-242).

The Church Cat Abroad

Author: Graham Oakley
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9780333493403
Page: 32
View: 1241

The Innocents Abroad

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101078049
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 7482
One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s irreverent and incisive commentary on nineteenth century Americans encountering the Old World. Come along for the ride as Twain and his unsuspecting travel companions visit the Azores, Tangiers, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Genoa, Gibraltar, Odessa, Constantinople, Cairo, the Holy Land and other locales renowned in history. No person or place is safe from Twain’s sharp wit as it impales both the conservative and the liberal, the Old World and the New. He uses these contrasts to “find out who we as Americans are,” notes Leslie A. Fiedler. But his travelogue demonstrates that, in our attempt to understand ourselves, we must first find out what we are not. With an Introduction Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Leslie A. Fiedler

The Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose/Les contes en vers et en prose

A Dual-Language Book
Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119599
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
View: 4411
DIVThis comprehensive text for students of French language or literature includes 3 tales in verse as well as much-loved prose favorites such as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella." Excellent English translations appear on facing pages. /div

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write (Revised and Updated)

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440624658
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 4781
Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers

Ask Bob

A Novel
Author: Peter Gethers
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098429
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 9492
A wise, witty, sometimes heartbreaking love story about a pet doctor who discovers that the best relationships are often the most surprising Dr. Robert Heller is one of New York City's leading veterinarians, and his "Ask Dr. Bob" advice column is hugely popular among pet-lovers. Yet Dr. Bob understands animals a lot better than people, and he definitely could use some advice of his own—especially when it comes to his family. His father is angry and controlling, his mother is nearly invisible, and his brother seems bent on destroying not just his own life but the lives of everyone around him. As for Bob's wife, Anna, she is all but perfect, assuming one can ignore her own colorful but deeply dysfunctional clan. And then, just when Bob thinks he's figured out what it takes to thrive in the human world as comfortably as he does among cats, dogs, and hamsters, tragedy strikes. How can he go on living when he is suddenly, soul-killingly alone? In previous books, Peter Gethers has written charming true tales about what a man can learn from a beloved cat. Now he ventures into new territory with a funny, touching novel about a pet doctor who finds out what it means to be human, and what a family must do to truly become a family. Full of unforgettable characters, Ask Bob will remind everyone that sometimes we need a lot more than love to make the world go around—but that love is an awfully good place to start.

Witches Abroad

(Discworld Novel 12)
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034804
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 6993
'Things have to come to an end, see. That's how it works when you turn the world into stories. You should never have done that. You shouldn't treat people like they was characters, like they was things. But if you do, then you've got to know where the story ends.' It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? Quite hard, actually, even for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. That's the problem with real life – it tends to get in the way of a good story, and a good story is hard to resist. Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. At least - up until now...

Diaries of an English Rogue Abroad

Author: Kevin Courtney
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479746282
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 466
View: 2252
This book is about my brother Kevin Courtney who died tragically aged 30 in 1998 during his time in Hong Kong. Kevin was a born traveller and upon his many travels he always kept a diary along with hundreds of photos and postcards sent home to his parents. Kevin, a huge risk taker and a go getter, always liked to travel to places off the beaten track and go explore places in which some people could only dream about. Were you a back packer in the nineties? Maybe you met him. This book includes his diaries of his first world trip from India to Asia, Australia (where he had a warrant out for his arrest and was also arrested on another matter), New Zealand and Northern America travelling for 450 days inclusive, his travels to Africa (which led to imprisonment/jailed). Central and Southern America and then the most dangerous of all, the trek through the Darien Gap Jungle. These diaries reflect his far from boring personality with his witty and very amusing tales. It shows his great sense for adventure, the risks he was willing to take, the dangerous gambles, the awkward situations he faced, he was just so fearless. This book will make you smile and shock you at the same time. This is his story of his travels in his own words.

Bike Snob Abroad

Strange Customs, Incredible Fiets, and the Quest for Cycling Paradise
Author: Eben Weiss,BikeSnobNYC
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452105251
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 191
View: 7911
Driven by frustrations with cycling in America where pedestrians and cyclists are forced to share the road, explores the cycling cultures of European countries to find out what it means to be a bike-friendly nation.

Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer, Detective

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950615
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 999
These unjustly neglected works, among the most enjoyable of Mark Twain's novels, follow Tom, Huck, and Jim as they travel across the Atlantic in a balloon, then down the Mississippi to help solve a mysterious crime. Both with the original illustrations by Dan Beard and A.B. Frost. "Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? No, he wasn’t. It only just pisoned him for more." So Huck declares at the start of these once-celebrated but now little-known sequels to his own adventures. Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas and see some of the world’s greatest wonders.

The Complete Kitten and Cat Book

Author: Norman Henry Johnson,Saul Galin
Publisher: Galahad Books
ISBN: 9780883658192
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 339
View: 6466
A comprehensive guide containing advice on raising a cat, includes information on selecting a kitten, choosing a trusty veterinarian, first aid, nutrition, grooming, breeding, the special needs of an older cat, and more.

Letters from abroad to kindred at home

Author: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2276

Persian Cats

Author: Ulrike Müller
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812044058
Category: Pets
Page: 69
View: 7665
The most extensive line of basic pet information and training guides on the market, Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are written by experts, and profusely illustrated with full-color photos and instructive, high-quality line art. These books are written in clear, direct language that will appeal to ordinary cat owners, but they also contain information that even experienced breeders and trainers will find enlightening. Each manual has been individually written by an experienced breeder, veterinarian, or qualified expert. Individual titles focus on many of the most popular cat breeds, as well as that favorite, the common house cat.

Notes abroad and rhapsodies at home. By a veteran traveller [W.R. Wilson].

Author: William Rae Wilson
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 4863