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Letters from a Cat: Published by Her Mistress for the Benefit of All Cats and the Amusement of Little Children (1879)

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Mar 25, 2013 Laima rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kaethe Douglas

LOVED it!!

Anyone who likes cats will love this short story. A young girl named Helen goes away on a long trip with her father. While away she receives letters written to her by her cat. They are adorable, sweet and funny. A very quick read guaranteed to put a smile on any cat lover's face.

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Deary Darling
Nope. Never gonna happen. I will never be mature enough to read this without smirking and snickering and contributing the occasional "that's what HE said!".

In my defense:

"Helen, your Pussy has grown so old and so fat, she is no comfort to herself, and a great torment to everybody else. I think it would be a mercy to kill her."

"Kill my Pussy!" I exclaimed, and burst out crying, so loud and so hard that I think my mother was frightened; for she said quickly:--

"Never mind, dear; it shall not be do...more
Cute, funny, and completely adorable! And also, the first book I read on my brand new Kindle.
Lynn Nance
Simple, but good

The story is cute and somewhat sad. Overall the book is entertaining and worth reading. It is an easy read.
A cute concept for a book, but a very short read.

I found it quite a sad story if I'm honest, I felt it kind of bordered on the abusive towards the cat. But that might be down to modern sensibilities as it was written 1879 after all. Definitely a good read if you are a cat fan.
Cecile Hibbs
This is one of those old books that pulls on your heart strings. If you're an animal lover, particularly cats, then you'll appreciate the sweetness of this unique book. It is a hidden gem, in that it has been largely forgotten over the many years since it's publication.
An amusing proof that cat humor didn't begin in the 21st century, or the 20th. The illustrations are also comical. It should of course be noted that this is a children's book.
This book made my cat loving six year old cry real tears and laugh out loud. Any book that can evoke those emotions from a young reader gets five stars from me.
This is a very sad story and not at all nice to read if you have a cat of your own.
Very short, sweet little book.
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Helen Maria Hunt Jackson was an American writer best known as the author of Ramona, a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in Southern California, and as an activist for Native American rights
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