- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (9 Jun. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849831750
- ISBN-13: 978-1849831758
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Casper the Commuting Cat: The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts Paperback – 9 Jun 2011
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About the Author
Susan Finden is a mother of three and part-time care worker who lives in Plymouth. She has rescued and provided a home for scores of cats over the years and is also an active campaigner for animal welfare.
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Casper was a rescue cat, Susan and her husband Chris had no idea where he came from. They knew that he was chipped and that the Cat Shelter owners were determined that he would never go back to his original home, but they did not know the details. Susan and Chris already had cats and offered Casper a loving home. Casper was never frightened of vehicles, or the road, or people and gave Susan many worrying hours when he would disappear for hours on end, only to return unharmed to devour some of his favourite turkey roll.
Susan began to suspect that Casper was a little bit different from other cats when she came across him curled up on a chair in the local doctor's waiting room. When, a few days later, she boarded the local bus only to find Casper already on board did she begin to learn the full story of just what Casper was getting up to. And so the story unfolds.
Susan writes this story with warmth, love and humour. It is clear that all of her cats, not just Casper are very dear to here. She tells how she has always kept cats, since she was a small child and how they have helped her through many events in her life. Susan also talks about other famous wandering cats in the world and some of these stories are pretty heartbreaking.
Dotted throughout the book are chapters narrated by Casper. These are great and I especially liked Casper's advice to other cats on how to get out of the house without their 'person' noticing.Read more ›
I read it while I was ill and I finished it in two days !This true story is simply and movingly told by the moggy's owner Susan, a true cat lover whom everyone can relate to.
Not only does she tell Casper's story but her other cats are portrayed in a lively way ; it also has a very British feeling and pride all around and I am sure that such a lovely story could only take place in Britain, where people are kind and considerate to animals.
There were also some lovely and funny pictures of Casper on the bus seat, with his owner, with his favourite bus driver, plus the other cats in the house!
So my advice, if you are a cat lover is :
PLAESE BUY THIS BOOK and spread this moving tale everywhere to be sure that Casper will always be remembered.
I guess it was inevetable...There is always someone out there who is not concentrating as they should be! (I would have shot him}!! Poor Casper. BUT he will be remembered for a long long time!!
Regarding the book it is a lovely read and brought plenty of tears to my eyes. It is well worth a read,and I send all my love to Sue and Chris through this time.
R.I.P Casper you still make me smile,keep the adventures up in the sky :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this story was brilliant.to read. i am a cat person, so this appealed to me. it showed how a cat and a human can understand and relate to each others emotion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mrs jayne platten
Great book will be enjoyed by all cat lovers. Pity it has a sad end, but then most books about animals seem to. A god read.Published 6 months ago by Rod P.
A heart warming true story. So good I bought it for my friend who's a cat lover.Published 7 months ago by Camgirl
A brilliant true story. I would have loved to have met him on one of his travels.Published 8 months ago by SUE CARTWRIGHT