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The Cat in Grandfather's House

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by BiblioLife (first published 2008)
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Liz
Nov 22, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
My great-grandfather wrote this, and I did not think anything of his was still in circulation.

Clinton Sites
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While some may be offended by the characterizations and language used in this book we have to remember the era in which it was written.

Given that, this is a (to me at least) quite a well written book that reminds me of 'Alice in Wonderland'.
A young girl is sent to spend the summer with her grandparents (her grandfather seemes to have been a world explorer) in a large house (the description of which reminds me of the "Biltmore House" in Asheville NC) that has strange occurrences. After the young
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Gayle
This was a wonderfully imaginative book - I believe it was written in the early 1900's. I loved the personification of the furniture, especially the alligator (a green couch by day)! I couldn't give it more stars simply because the last chapter of the book was missing (on my Kindle)! I read at the end of the book that Grabo died before he actually finished the book, and the last chapter was written by someone else; if I wanted to read this chapter I would have to go to a specific website. I didn ...more
Linda
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This book should probably have been titled The Strange Things That Happened At Grandfather's House, since the cat, Jeremiah, turned out to be one of the villains. (Along with a kitchen Grater -- how weird is that?)

The book reminds me a lot of Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass; it has the same kind of magical whimsy, and seeing things through a child's eyes. I loved the way the furniture and other household objects came "alive" at night and played with Hortense and Andy.

I think t
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Cal
Jul 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, ya-lit
I didn't much like this book. It took me almost a year to get through it on my kindle. I was expecting it to actually be a cat story and it's not that. It felt a lot like a Miyazaki sort of story, so if you like his films, you might like the style of whimsy in this book. As for me, I had a really hard time visualizing most of the characters, and the old style of narrative didn't do much for me.
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