Thomasina (Essential Modern Classics)

Author(s): Paul Gallico

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From the author of "The Snow Goose". "I was aware, from the very beginning, that I was a most unusual cat!" Thomasina is the beloved pet cat of 7-year-old Mary Ruadh, whose strict father is the town's vet. When Thomasina falls ill, her father sees no other option but to put the cat down. Heartbroken by his cruelty, Mary stops speaking to her father and falls dangerously ill herself. Meanwhile, Thomasina is rescued by Lori, a young woman who lives alone in an isolated glen and is rumoured to be a witch with healing powers. While Lori helps Thomasina recover from her ordeal, Mary's health continues to deteriorate and it is only when Thomasina makes her miraculous return, on a dark and stormy night, and is reunited with her owner that Mary is pulled from the brink of death.

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"This is a story that cats would love as much as I do!" Michael Morpurgo Praise for 'Jennie': "'Jennie' makes you really and truly feel as if you've lived in the world of cats." Vivian French

Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897 -- July 15, 1976) was a successful American novelist, short story and sports writer. Many of his works were adapted for motion pictures. He is perhaps best remembered for his short story, The Snow Goose and for the novel The Poseidon Adventure, which was made into a very famous film adaptation in 1972.

General Fields

  • : 9780007395187
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : February 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 711
  • : English
  • : 813.52
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
  • : 352
  • : Paul Gallico