Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

LJ Book Bingo - Book 16

TITLE: Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology
AUTHOR: Caroline Paul
BLURB: Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out.

Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Told through writer Caroline Paul's rich and warmly poignant narrative and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's stunning and hilarious 4-color illustrations, Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.

REVIEW: I needed something light in view of some of my recent reads (and one book I'm still reading), and this completely fit the bill. It's charming without being saccharine, funny without being cutesy, and completely relatable. I don't have a cat that's allowed outside, but I can't say I don't wonder where cats go when they get to get out of the house. The lengths she goes through to get some answers were fabulous, but the final message is what really makes the book worth it. Plus, the illustrations are spot-on. Just priceless.

SQUARE: Set in your State/Country or Written by a Local Author
Tags: ljbookbingo

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