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The Cat Who Came for Christmas (original 1987; edition 2001)

by Cleveland Amory

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Title:The Cat Who Came for Christmas
Authors:Cleveland Amory
Info:Back Bay Books (2001), Paperback, 256 pages
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The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory (1987)


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A book that most cat lovers will enjoy. Enjoyed it a lot. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
This a a great classic Cat Tale, featuring curmudgeon Cleveland Amory and his now famous rescue cat, Polar Bear.

It is wonderful funny reading with often enlightening episodes in Amory's amazing quest for worldwide rights for animals.

My only reason for not keeping it to read again next Christmas is the inclusion of horrifying examples of animal cruelty. ( )
  m.belljackson | Jan 29, 2017 |
This book was not what I thought it was, nor what, I suspect, the person who gave it to me thought it was. Still, it was a pleasant surprise.

It's a memoir of how the author came to have a particular cat in his life, & how they changed each other for the better.

If you've ever lived with a cat, all of these tales will ring true for you. There's humor, truth, & a lot of poignancy, particularly in light of the fact that both the human & the cat in this story are curmudgeons.

A great gift idea for the cat - or animal - lover in your life. ( )
  LauraCerone | May 26, 2016 |
A lot of what you need to know in order to be taken on by a feline being. Man meets cat and falls hook/line etc. - you can guess who's left in charge. Charming, dry, humorous. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Cleveland Armory, good beginning - boring end, and rest of story

Tis the night before Christmas when a self-described curmudgeon rescues a bedraggled feline from a snowy New York City alley. Thus begins this tale of a man and his cat or, rather, of a cat and his man. A touching, timeless, and inspiring story about the animal/human bond and the spirit of the holiday season.
  christinejoseph | Nov 14, 2015 |
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To the biographee, the best cat in the whole world - with the exception, of course, of yours.
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To anyone who has ever been owned by a cat, it will come as no surprise that there are all sorts of things about your cat you will never, as long as you live, forget.
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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled stray white feline entered the home, and heart, of Cleveland Amory. At first the relationship seemed a clash of two stubborn wills, but despite the battles, Polar Bear did finally recognize his new name, while he settled into a comfortable friendship. A delightful true tale for anyone who has ever been owned by a cat or any pet.

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The story of a bedraggled white feline who came for Christmas and took over the heart of Cleveland Amory.

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