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Thomasina (Essential Modern Classics) Paperback – 31 Mar 2011
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“This is a story that cats would love as much as I do!” Michael Morpurgo
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“’Jennie’ makes you really and truly feel as if you’ve lived in the world of cats.” Vivian French
About the Author
PAUL GALLICO (1897–1976) was born in New York City and studied at Columbia University. After serving in the First World War he became a journalist with the New York Daily News where he enjoyed particular acclaim for his sports writing. In 1936 Paul Gallico moved to Salcombe in South Devon where he became a full time writer, living in a house on a hill with his Great Dane and twenty-three cats. He became a notable war correspondent during the Second World War. Among Paul Gallico’s best known books are The Snow Goose (1941), a classic story of Dunkirk, and The Poseidon Adventure (1969), which was made into a very successful film. His magical stories about animals, particularly cats, are enduring favourites. These include Jennie (1950) and Thomasina (1957).
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Andrew is an embittered widower who hates his job as a vet and does not believe in God.When Thomasina has a slight leg injury he orders her to be destroyed much to Marys dismay.Thomasina then comes back to live as Bast Ra a cat goddess,or is she?Did she ever die in the first place?And what will become of the turbulent relationship between Mary and her father and Lori who is not a witch and who Andrew is in love with?
I could not put this book down once i started reading it.I started reading it friday evening and spent all saturday finishing it.It may seem as just a cat story but it is more than that.It is a love story,a story about faith in God,animal rights and what we need to be happy in life.It is a bit mushy in places but is still moving and has a happy fairytale ending.
Told in a clever blend of first and third person,Thomasina is an entertaining and original novel that can be taken on a number of levels
I still find the story compelling even though today the language seems a bit old-fashioned... but Gallicos love of animals / especially cats and his description of the human characters is still compelling.
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A true classic, beautifully written. Though it is a children's tale in many ways, like the best of children's literature, it has considerable depth and can be appreciated at... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. A. J. Downs
I bought this because Manxmouse was one of my favourite stories as a child. The pace is a bit pedestrian, but my children enjoyed me reading it to them, and the ending is lovely.Published 7 months ago by James Brooker
Slightly mouldy but complete and undamaged. Not bad for its age!Published 8 months ago by Mary G Gordon
Bought for my great grandaughter. who loves cats. I love this book myself.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This one book which should NEVER leave your collection. If you love cats and a superb story teller, look no further.Published 14 months ago by Albert Kleyn
a wonderful story that I read as a child and had to get for my grandson.Published 15 months ago by Brenda Cooke