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Author photo. Author 1: James Bowen and his former streetcat Bob.

Author 1: James Bowen and his former streetcat Bob.

James Bowen (1)

This page covers the author of A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life.

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James Bowen (born on March 15, 1979) was a street musician in London when he found Bob the Ginger cat in Spring, 2007. The pair, now famous around the world, have been inseparable ever since. Bowen wrote the bestselling book, A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life in 2013. As their book climbed bestseller lists in many countries and their fame skyrocketed, Bob began to receive hand-knitted scarves from all over the world. One such scarf can be seen on the cover of the paperback edition. (Bowker Author Biography)
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James Bowen (born 15 March 1979,[1] Surrey) is an author and busker[2] currently based in London. His books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, written with the author Garry Jenkins, were both international best-sellers.[3]
"The World According to Bob"
The World According To Bob continues the story of James and Bob's lives on the street, including the period leading up to their meeting with his agent Mary Pachnos. It was released on July 4, 2013 and was also a number one book on The Sunday Times' bestseller list
"Bob: No Ordinary Cat"
Bob: No Ordinary Cat is a version of the book A Street Cat Named Bob re-written specifically for children. It was released on Valentine's day 2013.
"Where In The World Is Bob?"
"Where in The World Is Bob?" is a picture book in which readers have to spot Bob, James and assorted other items in scenes around the world. It mirrors Bob's travels in a hugely popular blog "Around the World In 80 Bobs", where fans of the book take photographs of the famous cat at various locations around the world.[11] It was published in October 2013.
"My Name Is Bob"
"My Name is Bob", a picture book for young children written by James with Garry Jenkins and illustrated by Gerald Kelley, will be published by Random House in the UK in April, 2014. It imagines Bob's life prior to him meeting James.
Movie Option and Awards
It was announced in March 2014, that the film had been optioned by London-based Shooting Script Films, and its producer Adam Rolston. [12]
"A Street Cat Named Bob" was nominated for the UK's National Book Awards in the Popular Non-Fiction category in November, 2012. [13]In March 2014, A Street Cat Named Bob, was listed at No 7 on a list of the most inspiring teenage books as part of a poll for World Book Day.[14]
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