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A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His…

A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets (original 2012; edition 2012)

by James Bowen (Author)

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Title:A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets
Authors:James Bowen (Author)
Info:Hodder & Stoughton (2012), 288 pages
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Tags:cat, London, drug addiction, ginger cat

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A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life by James Bowen (2012)


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This is a small, but heartwarming, story about a memorable animal. "Pet" is an insufficient title for
Bob, a street cat who inspires a young man to make changes in his life. If you loved reading Dewey the library cat or the dog Marley, this will be manna to your soul.

I will concede that this slight slip of a story wouldn't ordinarily warrant four stars. The author's writer, Garry Jenkins, is not only a talented (tho not perfect) user of words but manages to put a gloss on the author's thoughts that never outshines the topic. Well done. ( )
  abycats | May 11, 2018 |
Enjoyed very much after watching the movie, which starred the actual cat! ( )
  Siubhan | Feb 28, 2018 |
A friend once told me that cats choose us and walk into our lives at just the right moment. James Bowen and Bob found each other and are the most extraordinary friends. How wonderful for them both. What a delight to read their story! Now I'd like to read the sequel.

On 12-Oct-2016, GoodReads asked the question on Facebook: Describe the book you're currently reading in three words!
My reply: Heartwarming...True...Meaningful..."A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets" by James Bowen. ( )
1 vote Corduroy7 | Nov 16, 2017 |
Lovely story. This is a feel-good/love story that was also gritty and informative about addiction and life on the street. Bob the ginger tom cat is adorable. I feel very happy to have simply read about him. Bob is just being himself but he brings purpose and self-respect back into James' life, guiding him like a shining beacon of hope on to better things. He is a calm and patient cat, unfazed by most things. It helps that he is cute and fluffy too! Bob is so popular, he inadvertently becomes a YouTube star along the way. ( )
  LindaLiu | Oct 13, 2017 |
Wounded, hungry and full of fleas, a stray ginger-colored tom cat catches the eye of James Bowen, a street musician struggling to free his life from drug addiction. The two lost souls instantly form a bond. Even though James can barely get by himself on the money he earns performing on the streets of London, he knows that he has to take care of this cat. This heartwarming story of the profound effect that two living creatures have on each other will linger long after this book is closed. A must-read for everyone.

Sharyn H. / Marathon County Public Library
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James Bowenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Eriksson, Lottiesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garry, JenkinsContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jenkins, Garrysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kelley, GeraldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Linderoth, Mattiassecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mensah, UrsulaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Milnes, KrisReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Bryn Fox... and anyone who has lost a friend
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"Street Cat Bob" is an abridgment of "A Street Cat Named Bob." Please do not combine.
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Street Cat Bob is an abridgement of A street cat named Bob commissioned for the Quick reads series.
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When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

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