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Gallico notes that the puppeteer’s “primitive” Senegalese assistant “looked upon the puppets ‘as living, breathing pxul. I galljco Jennie so much!!! I’ve heard kids say things like ‘What’s the point of reading anyway? But actually I thought that in essence the plot is a child’s version of Fight Club. I will probably have to download Thomasina in memory of my earlier smaller hands. This is one book I’ve re-read and might do so again. He’s got the Queen’s English down pat and his London is authentic enough to fool an Englishman.

At one point Peter makes yallico fairly thoughtless choices and when he wakes up to himself it looks as though he may have really screwed up – and my daughter was really affected. Aug 27, Amberle Husbands rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hers was the call of the loneliness of the rejected, the outcast of the granite heart of the unheeding city.

I can sum up this book in one word: The author is American, the book was first published in I don’t remember the last time I was so deeply moved by a book. Yes, I was smitten by the style, the storyline and the tenderness of the tale.


Wisely, she didn’t tell me what it was about, or I might never have opened it. On one hand, the author handled the cats so realistically that I said to myself “He knows cats so well, he must have pzul one once! Someone kidnapped the dying boy and left a cat in his place? Paul Gallico ‘s The Poseidon Adventure.

Views Read Edit View history. The New York Times gave it a one-paragraph review, noting that “Mr. He suddenly finds that he’s turned into a white cat and his nanny tosses paull out of the house.

Jennie by Paul Gallico

Gallico described how it felt to be knocked out by the heavyweight champion. Jun 21, Pzul West rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a gorgeous book for a tender-hearted child, and a tender-hearted adult too. The boy was in a bed after being hit, dying, and turns into a cat.

This book’s title in the UK is “Jennie”. As I said, it has stuck with me all these years.

And I am pretty sure that someday I’ll do it at What in the world will the adults think? Notify me of new posts via email. I won’t spoil it by saying any more – other than it’s worth every minute of your life that you spent reading and thinking about it. Return to Book Page. As a cat he meets with an angry tom who beats him to near death then he is rescued and nursed back to health by Jennie, another cat.


Alysson I’m currently reading it and would say about 5th grade and up. Nor would I recommend it to anyone regardless of age or belief.

My mum read it to us as kids when I was small: I was sent scurrying to a re-read of this following a chance post by a fellow blogger about fictional books with a cat-focus Interesting Literature.

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Lists with This Book. It is perhaps delineated as a quality, a kind of fragile atmosphere that, once established, cannot be broken. Retrieved from ” https: I’m not even literary. The pace is slow but in a relaxing and refreshing way rather than a boring way.

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I lent it to a Brit friend and he did have one negative comment: Gallico was a self-described “storyteller”. Here Peter is transformed into a cat after bing hit by a bus. Learning the profound arts of purring, mousing, and, above all, washing. Peter Brown is a lonely rather privileged little boy — he has a Nanny and two successful, socialite parents who are too busy to give him much love and affection.