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It is definitely one of those incredible, somehow saturated books that capture you and inspire you to just get beyond yourself and strive to be better, no galloco how hard it might be. Among his work that you may have heard of: Here Peter is transformed into a cat after bing hit by a bus. The results were spectacular; Gallico was knocked out within two minutes.

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Amazing how Gallico shows the world with the eyes of an eight-year boy who turns into a cat, and ‘Been yallico since the third chapter – just one of the most touching nevels I’ve read. He did travel, and lived outside the US from until his death inbut still. I read this book many many years ago but to this day I still remember insights gained from it, such as “when in doubt, wash’ and the “leg of lamb” position of washing.

Peter and Jennie travel from England to Scotland and back, exploring all the options open to cats. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In short, a boy who yearns for a pet cat, but is not permitted one, suffers an accident, and wakes up to find himself in a cat’s body.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Young eight-year-old Peter Brown had wanted to own a cat but his Scotch Nanny was averse to the animals. Mar 05, Laura rated it liked it. A television series, The Adventures of Hiram Holliday starring Wally Jenie was adapted from a series of Gallico’s stories about a newspaper proofreader who had many adventures dealing jehnie Nazis and spies in Europe on the eve of World War II.


I’m sad this book didn’t work better for me — so many people loved it.

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Thank you Paul Gallico. My mother, a wonderful guide to good reading. Jennie by Paul Gallico. Jennie, a street-smart cat, befriends Peter and mentors him in cat etiquette and cat survival I assumed he was English until I finished the book and looked up information about its history. At one point Peter makes some fairly thoughtless choices and when he wakes up to himself it looks as though he may have really screwed up – and my daughter was really affected.

He was a first-class fencer, and a keen deep-sea fisherman.

I know we’re supposed to just accept that and go with the story, but logic kept making me frown. And I am pretty sure that someday I’ll do it at Then one day a strange phenomenon occurs.

Views Read Edit View history. If you have any discomfort in your emotional life or relationships with friends or family, “Jennie” will stir it up for you somewhere along the way.

The pace is slow but in a relaxing and refreshing way rather than a boring jennir. There is a local one, a complete tart, who has a home but would dearly like to move in here — and probably many other places — but the native residents would sulk massively.

He was removed from this job as his “reviews were too Smart Alecky” according to Confessions of a Story Tellerand took refuge in the sports department. Of course, it is also racist the cats sniffle at each others pedigree constantlysexist and classist. Harris goes to New York US: The author is American, the book was first published in and contains a couple of race-related terms which nowadays would be considered inappropriate.

Although the puppeteer Paul’s hands are engaged in embracing Lili, the galico puppets peek around the puppet stage proscenium to smile and applaud in approval, apparently under their own power. Peter retains human consciousness, and has no idea how to circumnavigate his new world.


Otherwise he loved the book. How could the author do that?

Paul William Gallico July 26, — July 15, was an American novelist, short story and sports writer. He retired from sports writing after selling a jrnnie story to a movie company in probably “Wedding Present” and devoted himself to fiction writing thereafter.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Books like this one are not just exciting or jennei – they help you to see beyond yourself. Manxmouse Manxmouse’s Great Activity in Japanese, was dubbed into English in the s, broadcast on Nickelodeonand released on video by Celebrity Home Entertainment. I will probably have to download Thomasina in memory of my earlier smaller hands. Some of it comes in the form of fragments from men jjennie looked upon strange and violent scenes.

Gallico spends endless sentences describing her ministrations to Peter, especially her ‘busy tongue’ and the ‘delicious feelings’ it inspired in Peter. He desperately wants a cat galliico love and keep him company because of his loneliness. But I must say, it was a little sad at the ending!

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Ugh honestly the ending is just so unsatisfying. Then he runs across the street without looking — and I won’t ruin the rest of this wonderful book for you.

This book is such a precious gem. Will he mennie a cat with Jennie, or return to being a human boy? Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Yes, I was smitten by the style, the storyline and the tenderness of the tale. Henry Award for short stories in Gallico’s career was launched by an interview with boxer Jack Dempsey in which he asked Dempsey to spar with him.

And the reader too! Apr 03, W.