Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines

Publisher: Scholastic

Review

Oscar, a cat that lives at a nursing home in America, has a special talent: he knows when elderly residents are going to die. Far from being scary or morbid, Oscar’s way of gently snuggling up to soon-to-die patients gives them comfort, and, because of his hugely accurate “predictions”, Oscar helps care home staff know when to call in the family and priest.

In the 1940s, Simon the cat came aboard the British warship Amethyst and, while on a voyage on the Yangtze River in China, saved the injured sailors from rats by hunting them all off the ship. Able Seacat Simon, as the crew named him, also kept up the sailor’s spirits by giving them regular cuddles and keeping them company while laid up in bed.

This collection of incredible stories about fabulous felines from history and the present day takes readers around the world with stories of bravery, activism and the love and loyalty that all cat owners will recognise. It’s nicely illustrated and has extra pages with smaller bite-sized facts, themed on various types of cat adventures. Ideal for 7 to 10-year-old animal lovers.

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