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No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey

No One Noticed the Cat (1996)

by Anne McCaffrey

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A young prince is guided through experiences and decisions by Niffy the cat who was left to help the prince by the dead regent, Mangan Tighe. A cute little book by one of science fiction's greats. ( )
  gypsysmom | May 11, 2018 |
A light YA fairy tale, I would say aimed at the younger end of the range. Readable, but not as good as Black Horses for the King.
  Maddz | Oct 4, 2017 |
A quick little fairy tale full of intrigue, weddings, murders...and a very clever cat who saves her prince from certain death.

Now that Prince Jamas has come of age and can assume the rule of Esphania, his Regent feels his work is done. Wise Mangan dies knowing he trained Jamas to be a fair and wise ruler, but just in case, he left a failsafe: his beloved cat Niffy. Now the King of Mauritia and his ambitious Queen have set their sights on Esphania, and Jamas must maneuver his way out of falling prey to the Queen's schemes. With the help of his trusty advisors and beautiful new wife, Jamas and Niffy save both kingdoms. ( )
  eilonwyhan | Aug 11, 2014 |
A wonderful story that McCaffrey apparently wrote with her grandchild in mind. When his Regent dies just as Prince Jamas reaches adulthood he leaves behind a remarkable cat who proceeds to guard the prince from harm. With a greedy King in the next kingdom over who is married to an even greedier Queen, Jamas needs all the help he can get. I had forgotten how delightful this short book is. For fans of fairytales.
  hailelib | Mar 28, 2014 |
"When Mangan Tighe, regent to Prince Jamas the Fifth, died, no one noticed the cat in their grief for the passing of this good and learned man."
When prince Jamas meets with the self-proclaimed king of lands near his realm of Espania, he falls helplessly in love with one of the young women in the king's retinue. But it seems the king and his evil queen have dark designs and are plotting to kill young Jamas so they can lay claim to his land. But who could have known that Niffy the cat would be such a guardian angel? A fun and eminently readable short novel. Recommended. ( )
  Smiler69 | Mar 25, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anne McCaffreyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bernard,CharlesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hess, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrissey, PatCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Amelia Michael Johnson
my middle granddaughter
who can read this for her own self
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When Mangan Tighe, regent to Prince Jamas the Fifth, died, no one noticed the cat in their grief for the passing of this good and learned man.
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A fairy tale about prince Jamas the Fifth and his cat, which no one notices.
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On the death of a wise ruler, his cat inherits his wisdom and guides the young prince who takes over. With advice from Niffy, Prince Jamas outwits his enemies, saves his country and gains the hand of a princess. A fairy tale for adults.

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