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The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death.

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Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 16th 2015 by Maria Luisa Lang
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Dianne
Maria Luisa Lang Presents THE PHARAOH'S CAT Series Giveaway
http://tometender.blogspot.com/2017/03/maria-luisa-lang-presents-pharaohs-cat.html
Meet Wrappa Hamen the cat who walks like a man, talks like a man
and has at least nine lives!
Maria Luisa Lang is offering TWO Two-Book Print Sets
International where allowed
Ends April 5, 2017 @11:59 PM


See ancient Egypt through the eyes of a magical cat, not your usual trek through history! Meet Wrappa-Hamen, transformed by magic, able to walk upright and speak and now the favorite pet of the great Pharaoh, Maat Ba and great friend of the
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Siobhan
The Pharaoh’s Cat was a brilliant little read, one I thoroughly enjoyed. I know I have given it three stars, but I did have a massive internal debate about whether to give it three or four stars. Three stars won out in the end for a handful of reasons, which I will go on to explain shortly, but it was so close to being a four star read that I know many others will not hesitate to give it the four star rating.

The Pharaoh’s Cat is a very simple story, yet it has so much to it. It is more than a s
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Sophia
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun, whimsical way to traipse through Ancient Egyptian history! I love that the whole story is told by a wry cat who is gifted with human traits from the cat goddess Bastet so he can help a young pharaoh be the ruler he needs to be.

The world of Ancient Egypt is captured well and the reader gets a feel for the life in the Pharaoh's court and among the commoners while Wrappa-Hamen the cat and his friend the Pharaoh move among the people. Wrappa-Hamen loves his friend the Pharaoh, but he als
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Lainy
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Time taken to read - 1 day

Pages - 182

Publisher - Self published

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The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death.

The cat becomes the Pharaoh’s constant companion and, at the royal palace and on a tour of Egypt, participates in the f
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Boundless Book Reviews
Wrappa-Hamen is just a normal cat until he is given the special gift to talk and walk upright like a human. When this happens he becomes a close companion to the Pharaoh. At the side of his master, he goes on many adventures. He makes a great enemy in the Vizier and soon finds himself and his friend the High Priest fleeing to modern day New York. What happens next is another great adventure.

The first thing I want to say about this book is that it is very unique. I absolutely love cats. So when I
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Lisa Holloway
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun, unique book written in a simple, straight forward style that was easy to follow and well organized. The author weaves in ancient Egyptian culture and customs throughout the story. There are also wonderful descriptions of the landscapes and different settings. It is clear that the author did her research on ancient Egypt. The story moves from ancient Egypt to present day New York City and then back to ancient Egypt. Again, the author does a great job with the transitions in setti ...more
Don Sloan
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forget everything you thought you knew about the dusty old Pharaohs of ancient history. Wrappa-Hamen, the Pharoah's Cat, is here to make them come alive in a hilarious way you would not have thought possible before reading this excellent fantasy tale by Maria Luisa Lang.

When first we meet Wrappa-Hamen, he's getting his feline ass kicked -- literally -- by Caca-Mut, the Pharoah's uncle and Vizier -- the most powerful man in Upper Egypt, after the Pharoah, of course. Wrappa-Hamen has stumbled upon
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Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
Note: I was provided with a copy of this book from the author for review.

Lang's story is imaginative and unique, certainly quirky and a fun read. It is a sweet story filled with myth and magic and science fiction. There is time travel coupled with the mysticism of ancient Egyptian belief and practice and after you get used to the writing style and narrator you find yourself easily caught up in the story.

Told from the present tense point of view of Wrappa-Hamen, a cat, there is a strange perspect
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Marian Thorpe
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Pharaoh's Cat

Maria Luisa Lang definitely has a cat. Wrappa-Hamen, the feline narrator of The Pharaoh's Cat, can only have been written by someone who lives with, or has lived with, at least one cat.

Through the fulfillment of a goddess's decree from centuries before, Wrappa-Hamen gains the ability to talk, and to walk on his hind legs like a human. He becomes the companion of a lonely and sad young Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, accompanying him on his travels, sharing his meals, and sleeping on h
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Christine Staszko
Sep 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book really threw me for a loop. The idea of a cat gaining human powers in ancient Egypt is a great concept and his adventures that include time travel, romance, and war are equally entertaining. However, I strongly felt this would have worked better has a children's book. Whether that means an illustrated book like Where the Wild Things Are or a beginner's chapter book like the ones in the Magic Tree House series, the story seemed better suited to a younger crowd. The book is narrated enti ...more
Angie
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
originally posted at http://readaholiczone.blogspot.com/

First, I want to thank the author for giving me a copy of this book to review. I was sceptical at first since The Pharaoh’s Cat it did not fit into any genre that I would usually read but I am so happy that I accepted and will be rereading this book far into the future. You do not have to have an interest in Egypt or even cats for that matter, all you need is to be eager for a brilliant read. Second, I do not find it necessary in my review
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Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Pharaoh's Cat is an entertaining tale of ancient Egypt, told in the perspective of a cat who was given the ability to walk and talk like a human being. When the Pharaoh saw Wrappen-Hamen the cat, he was immediately entertained and was able to laugh after many years of not doing so. As a result, Wrappen-Hamen was brought to court and lived under the Pharaoh's protection. Although Wrappen-Hamen possess some abilit
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Susan Barton
Wrappa-Hamen lives an interesting life. He spends his days hanging out with the Pharaoh, being tickled by pretty servant girls, stuffing his face with delicious delicacies and licking his private parts. Wrappa-Hamen is a cat and he’s the only one capable of bringing the Pharaoh out of his depression after the loss of his beloved parents. Together, Pharaoh and Wrappa-Hamen while away the days sharing laughs and adventures, much to the dismay of the jealous Vizier who tries on several occasions to ...more
Shane Jardine
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love cats, so it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that I found Maria Luisa Lang’s The Pharaoh’s Cat to be a charming and entertaining story. It’s not often you find a book told from the point of view of an animal that isn’t aimed at children, and the few I have found over the years quickly lost their charm. The Pharaoh’s Cat didn’t however, I loved and laughed from beginning to end. Wrappa-Hamen is exactly how I picture every bipedal talking cat in ancient Eg ...more
Jessica Bronder
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wrappa-Hamen is a stray cat in ancient Egypt. We start the story with someone very unhappy that Wrappa-Hamen cannot catch mice. We follow him through the streets to a tomb and into the hands of the Pharaoh. The young Pharaoh has been very depressed since the loss of his parents. His uncle, the Vizier is trying to rule Egypt until the boy is ready. He is not happy with Wrappa-Hamen and tries several times to get rid of him.

Through Wrappa-Hamen’s adventures and antics the Pharaoh starts to laugh
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Josselyn Radillo
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Who would have thought that ancient Egypt could be funny? Well, this novel is going to become one of your favorites. It tells a story so beautifully while being a really fast read. I flew through the pages even thou I’m not a cat person.

The Pharaoh’s Cat tells the story of the Pharaoh having his first laugh after his parents passed away with the cat while touring Egypt. Oh the best thing it is the Cat POV we are reading, so you get
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Bella
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.)

You know, it’s not every day that you read a book narrated by a cat, which made The Pharoah’s Cat fun and different. Our fuzzy narrator was funny, and the story mixed in very feline details that were just hysterical; especially if you’ve ever had a cat.

The story was rushed in some places and then meandered in others, making a very uneven pace, but was overall charming in its way and make for a quick, easy read. I also found that the en
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LiteratureIsLife
Read this review (and others) at: https://literatureislife.com/2017/03/...

The Pharaoh’s Cat and its sequel, the Eye of Nefertiti, were sent to me complementary by the author for a pair of honest reviews.

This book is a fun little story about a talking cat in ancient Egypt and his best friend the Pharaoh. The historical references are not too detailed so anyone could follow that aspect of the book easily enough. Most of the references do with Egyptian mythology but stick to its more well-known are
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Crystal
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a stray cat in ancient Egypt is abused by the Vizier in a pyramid, the goddess Bastet reacts. Now with human like qualities including the ability to walk and talk, Wrappa-Hamen becomes the favored of the Pharaoh and is under his protection. The two become fast friends and the Vizier does not like that he is not as close to the Pharaoh as he once was. As the two have many adventures, Wrappa-Hamen begins to notice things that the Pharaoh doesn’t about the Vizier, including his attitude, treat ...more
Giorgiana
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I wish to thank Maria for sending me a copy of her first book, along with the sequel, named The Eye Of Neferiti. Both books can be read as stand-alone.

As you already read in the description, the story is narrated by a cat called Wrappa-Hamen. At first, the cat was hated for the fact that it didn’t catch any mouse, but soon it was gifted with the abilities of talking, walking at a human and enjoying all the things that human does. All this so it can entertain the King of the Egypt, Pharao
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Jay Odd
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Oh wow, I loved this book! This is indie writing at its best. The Pharaoh’s Cat is a fantasy adventure with a sci-fi twist. A standard length book of 178 pages, this feels like a super-quick read and is a breeze to chomp through.

I’m not going to say too much because the blurb tells you all you need to know really. The Pharaoh’s Cat is often hilarious, made me cry on three occasions and is just pure, heartfelt goodness throughout.

I highly recommend it to readers of any genre as I’m sure all will
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Jan
Aug 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
A stray cat suddenly becomes able to stand on its hind legs and speak. Apparently this transformation fulfills an old prophecy. The cat becomes the Pharoah's beloved companion and good friends with the High Priest. The evil Vizier (view spoiler) To save the cat, the High Priest somehow transports them to modern-day New York, and the person who observes their arrival acts and sounds like a moron. And that is when I got irritated an ...more
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Crystal's 5 Star Review
When a stray cat in ancient Egypt is abused by the Vizier in a pyramid, the goddess Bastet reacts. Now with human like qualities including the ability to walk and talk, Wrappa-Hamen becomes the favored of the Pharaoh and is under his protection. The two become fast friends and the Vizier does not like that he is not as close to the Pharaoh as he once was. As the two have many adventures, Wrappa-Hamen begins to notice things that the Pharaoh doesn’t about the Vizier, includ
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Angelina
***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review***

An amusing, lovely short read.
This book is about a stray tom cat in Ancient Egypt. On the search for food and water, he enters a tomb and gets kicked by the current Vizier. Suddenly, he can talk and walk like a human in his feline shape. As the cat argues with the Vizier, the young Pharaoh laughs for the first time since his parents' death. A bond of friendship and love form between them,
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Charity (On My Kindle BR)
Wrappa-Hamen was like any other cat, except he had an intense dislike of eating mice. Once a stray, he finds that he has been endowed with the ability to talk and walk like humans. Wrappa-Hamen's new abilities draw the attention of the seventeen-year-old Pharaoh, and the Pharaoh takes him to live with him at his palace; much to the dislike of the Pharaoh's uncle, the Vizier.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

At the palace, Wrappa-Hamen spends his days being pam
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Quark
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m happier for having read this novel! Who would have thought that ancient Egypt could be funny? Well, The Pharaoh’s Cat makes it hilarious.

The cat is far better than any antidepressant. Consider how the Pharaoh reacts to him. He laughs for first time since his parents’ death and happily welcomes him into his life. They have fun together at the Royal Palace and while touring Egypt. I had even more fun than the Pharaoh because I got to spend more time with the cat. Sometimes he goes off on his
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Karel
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’m not really a cat person. So when a friend gave this book to me I thought it very unlikely I’d enjoy it. But was I ever wrong! I’d be a cat person if I could have a cat like the Pharaoh’s, even without his human powers.

The cat tells his story in the present tense, and the immediacy enhances the reading experience. We see events through the cat’s eyes at the moment they unfold and listen to his funny, often acerbic comments as he’s thinking them.

The cat not only lives in ancient Egypt but is
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Tracy Terry
Obviously a lover of both cats and Egypt, the author's fondness for both shines through in this, the first part of a series.

A time travel tale that takes us from ancient Egypt to modern day New York. Combining the history of ancient Egypt, a sweet romance, a pantomime villain and a talking cat with a great sense of humour The Pharaoh's Cat is as entertaining as it is educational.

But ....

Unsure as to exactly what age range this is targeted at as whilst some of the story line and explanations of a
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A.K. Klemm
I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. It’s cute. I was actually pretty excited about it. It seemed like a fun cozy for an ancient Egypt nerd like myself. But, I discovered as I read that being narrated by the Cat isn’t as cute as I thought. Instead, it’s highly distracting and I find it hard to get caught up in the story because the cat brain is awkward.

Lang’s writing is good. The setting is fun, I always enjoy a good bit of ancient Egypt; and I love that the author c
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