The Cat Who Went to Paris

The Cat Who Went to Paris

Book - 1991
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Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780517585344
0517585340
Branch Call Number: BIO Gethers
Characteristics: 194 p., illus

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IndyPL_DeborahJ Feb 28, 2019

One of the funniest cat books ever written: “I take Norton everywhere I go. He’s been skiing in Vermont, to a writer’s conference in San Diego, to the best restaurant in Amsterdam, back and forth on a regular basis to Paris. At one of (Paris’s) premier hotels, when my assistant calls to make a reservation for Mr. Gethers, the desk clerk knows to ask ‘avec son chat?’” Initially, Peter Gethers, screenwriter and cat-hater extraordinaire – and, it should be noted, someone who thinks very highly of himself – was aghast when his girlfriend presented him with a tiny Scottish fold kitten. Adorable baby Norton, however, wrapped his new “dad” around his paw in a few seconds. This classy little feline actually enjoys traveling, whether it is riding in Peter’s pocket through the streets and subways of New York City or jet setting across country and around the world. But the most amazing journey of all it seems is his life-changing companionship with Peter Gethers. This is the first hilarious volume in the Norton trilogy followed by A Cat Abroad and The Cat Who’ll Live Forever. Begin the Norton saga and fall in love with him along with Peter!

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miaone
Jul 22, 2018

The book is more about the author than the cat.

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leisa0804
May 06, 2013

what a charming book, i now have to read his other books. Norton is a cat to remember. I love the way he is treated like royalty at least in europe

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bibliouncommon
Oct 19, 2008

This is a perfect book to read while you're waiting for your request on Dewey the Library Cat to come in. It's the purportedly true story of a cat-hating, egomaniac screenwriter who had the amazing fortune to have received a 6 week old Scottish Fold kitten who immediately reversed his cat-hating tendency. This kitten had many unusual qualities of exceedingly good cat behaviour - so much so that the egomaniac could take Norton (named before the days of anti-virus) on a plane ride and he would sit still on his lap the whole way. He also came when he was called. Norton charmed everyone he met except for the a number of the screenwriter's girlfriends - clearly these were the wrong girlfriends and they would soon be dumped. For someone who, by his own descriptions seems like such a jerk, the author does a masterful job of describing the irresistible cat character. There are 2 more books in the series, but I'm not sure I could bear the last one which describes Norton's senior years and ultimate demise. This book had not as much Paris as I anticipated as there were many shorter trips to other destinations before they actually went to Paris.

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