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So, Peter fights the other cat and they basically kill each other and Peter becomes a boy again and gets a new kitten. Together they journey through many difficult adventures, battling many storms and hardships, and they learn to lean on each other for their very survival.

Not for the mice or rats, I suppose. Illustrated with photographs by Suzanne Szaszit is considered a classic by cat lovers.

I still did at Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Oct 05, Bayandur rated it it was amazing Shelves: The text was just begging for me to read it aloud. I knew the rhythm of it.

Refresh and try again. And luckily soon forgot his time as a cat as some weird dream. To ask other readers questions about Jennieplease sign up.

The book is basically about Peter who, in an accident, somehow became a spotlessly white and therefore somehow better than your average tabby cat. Very satisfying ending also. The gwllico is American, the book was first published in and contains a couple of race-related terms which nowadays would be considered inappropriate. To his considerable astonishment, when he recovers, he is not a young boy, but a cat!


He galoico Sports Editor of the Daily News inand was given a daily sports column. Mar 16, Jennie rated it it was amazing. Despite the content being child friendly, there are some quite heavy emotional themes, but they are handled with insight and compassion, so I found they gave us a chance to talk about those themes and for my daughter to consider and process the situations.

This ambiguity is hinted at in the close of the movie adaptation, Lili. On one hand, the author handled the cats so realistically that I said to myself “He knows cats so well, he must have been one once!

Books are always there, books are meant to be loved. The author is American, the book was first published in I don’t remember the last time I was so deeply moved by a book. I vaguely remembered feeling upset and frustrated by the ending as a child.

Amazing how Gallico shows the world with the eyes of an eight-year boy who turns into a cat, and lives as a cat, and matures as a cat, and fights as a cat and dies as such – to win his life back and become better. Peter is a little 8-year-old boy who loves cats. But, unlike Five Children and It, it had no heart to save it from being completely relegated to outdated and no longer relevant children’s fiction.

If you read this line, from one character to another asking her to continue her story, how would you picture the speaker? Jan 09, Mona Mohamed hamed rated it liked it. He graduated in with a Bachelor of Science degree, having lost a year and a half due to World War I. In other projects Wikiquote. This is a gorgeous book for a tender-hearted child, and a tender-hearted adult too.


Paul Gallico – Jennie

May 06, Phoebe rated it it was amazing. In the late s, he abandoned sports writing for fiction, first writing an essay about this decision entitled “Farewell to Sport” published in an anthology of his sports writing, also titled Farewell to Sportand became a successful writer of short stories for magazines, many appearing in the then-premier fiction outlet, The Saturday Evening Post. Will he stay a cat with Jennie, or return to being a human boy? His gallick career took off when he asked to spar with Jack Dempsey and wrote the account of how it felt to be knocked out by him!

So why did I deduct the star? Only read if interested in bizarre dated books, certainly not something to bring home for the kids, it will neither amuse nor transport, but only puzzle. Due to an unsuccessful rescue of a tabby, who is in the direct path of a moving truck, Peter jumps in and takes the galllco of the vehicle himself, leaving the tabby safe and unscathed.

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I don’t remember the last time Payl was so deeply moved by a book. But I must say, it was a little sad at the ending!

They are not blemishes, but character lines.