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Felix the Railway Cat

Felix the Railway Cat

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1405929790
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 272
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It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph When Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways. She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together. But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . . Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).

Felix the Railway Cat

Felix the Railway Cat

  • Author: Kate Moore (Writer and editor)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781785415371
  • Category: Cat owners
  • Page: 324
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When Felix arrived at Huddersfield train station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as "senior pest controller", Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. For Felix has changed the lives of her colleagues and the station's commuters in surprising ways. Felix seems to have a remarkable ability to save the day time and time again: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell, to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. But it's a chance friendship with a commuter who she waits for on the platform every morning that finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom...

Casper the Commuting Cat

Casper the Commuting Cat

The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts

  • Author: Susan Finden
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0857200097
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on 11-mile journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner, Susan Finden, had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters as they went about their business. Bus drivers, too, were getting well-acquainted with Casper, and notices went up in their depot alerting staff that a very special passenger might board their vehicle. In fact, he became a mascot for the bus company, and pictures of him and Susan adorned No. 3 buses. When Casper was sadly killed by a car in early 2010 messages of sympathy flooded in from places as far a field as Australia and Argentina. It quickly became clear that Casper and his remarkable story had touched the lives of so many people around the world. Movingly told by the owner who loved him dearly, Casper the Commuting Catis the touching story of a very special black-and-white cat who rode the bus and stole our hearts.

The Trainable Cat

The Trainable Cat

A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

  • Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465096492
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 352
  • View: 704
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A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)

The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls

The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1492649368
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

Felix the Cat and His Magic Bag

Felix the Cat and His Magic Bag

  • Author: Jan Carr
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9780590337021
  • Category: Cats
  • Page: 30
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Felix forgets his problems at school when his magic bag turns into a magic carpet which carries Felix and his friend, Kitty, home.

Bailey Boat Cat

Bailey Boat Cat

Adventures of a Feline Afloat

  • Author: Louise Kennedy
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472906519
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 96
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Bailey is a boat cat. He loves nothing more than cruising aboard Nocturne, gazing wistfully out of portholes, lounging on the sun deck wearing his cat lifejacket, climbing the mast and generally fulfilling his important boat-cat duties ? and blogging about them at baileyboatcat.com. This book captures Bailey's charm with lovable photos, pearls of 'whisker wisdom' and cheeky asides, all from a cat's eye view. Chatty, inquisitive and boasting an undeniable cute factor, Bailey explains (for the benefit of us slow-witted humans) the five steps of marine navigation, the importance of cubby holes, and just why cats are so much cleverer than dogs? Packed with fabulous photography throughout, this endearing gift book will go down a treat with sailors and cat lovers alike.

The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days

The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days

  • Author: Larry the Cat
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0857207717
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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It was the brazen cheek of the huge rat running across the front of No 10 on a live TV news broadcast that galvanised the government into action. Meetings were held at the highest level and, barely a week later, on 15 February 2011, Larry the tabby cat arrived in Downing Street to make his mark as the new rodent bouncer in residence. A secret source quickly made contact and has been working closely with Larry ever since to get the full story - in diary form - of his first 100 days in the job. In a swift-moving narrative that pits Larry against the evil King Rat and his legion of cheese-eaters, our hero still finds time to spill the beans on what life with Sam and Dave is really like. With the economy in crisis and anarchy on the streets of London, Larry has to use all his smarts to outwit the enemy and earn his keep. Gaining privileged access to Sam Cam's iPad he uses Google Maps to surpass the rats' knowledge of the local area. With a Royal Wedding on the horizon and a revolving door of visiting dignitaries to contend with, Larry is able to take a wry look at the machinations of coalition power that lurk behind the big black door.

Bertie the Blitz Dog

Bertie the Blitz Dog

  • Author: Libby Parker
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1405928212
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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As bombs rain from the skies, can Bertie the Blitz dog find a safe home? Pampered pooch Bertie's owner has passed away. Cold, alone and scared, he's now a stray on London's streets. With a terrible war on, the city is bombed nightly. While rationing has left people starving. It is a dangerous time to have four legs and no owner. So when Bertie meets one special little boy, he thinks he has a chance to find a new home and happiness amidst the rubble. But Bertie - a small dog with the very big heart - knows it'll take all his courage to keep himself and his new friends safe . . . Hopeful, heart-warming and fun, Bertie the Blitz Dog is perfect for fans of Alfie the Doorstep Cat and A Street Cat Named Bob

Catify to Satisfy

Catify to Satisfy

  • Author: Jackson Galaxy,Kate Benjamin
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee
  • ISBN: 0399176993
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 272
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"Tried and true strategies from Catification Nation"--Cover.

Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story

Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story

  • Author: Vicki Myron,Bret Witter
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316089265
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 224
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In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew! Now everyone's favorite library cat can inspire a new audience of young readers with his story of courage and love. Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time.

Alfie the Doorstep Cat

Alfie the Doorstep Cat

  • Author: Rachel Wells
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008101612
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.

The Trains Now Departed

The Trains Now Departed

Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain's Railways

  • Author: Michael Williams
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409052346
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 352
  • View: 9864
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SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment? These are the ghosts of The Trains Now Departed. They are the railway lines, and services that ran on them that have disappeared and gone forever. Our lost legacy includes lines prematurely axed, often with a gripping and colourful tale of their own, as well as marvels of locomotive engineering sent to the scrapyard, and grand termini felled by the wrecker's ball. Then there are the lost delights of train travel, such as haute cuisine in the dining car, the grand expresses with their evocative names, and continental boat trains to romantic far-off places. The Trains Now Departed tells the stories of some of the most fascinating lost trains of Britain, vividly evoking the glories of a bygone age. In his personal odyssey around Britain Michael Williams tells the tales of the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them and the colourful trains that ran on them. It is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost for ever. THIS EDITION REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE MAPS.

Christmas at the Cat Café

Christmas at the Cat Café

A Novel

  • Author: Melissa Daley
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • ISBN: 1250118794
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The wonderfully festive sequel to Melissa Daley's uplifting tale, Molly and the Cat Cafe. "An engaging, pleasant read full of colorful characters with enough mentions of the cat cafe's cat's whiskers cookies and feline fancies to satisfy any appetite for a gentle, heartwarming story." — BiblioManiac on Molly and the Cat Cafe "Hopeful and joyous." —Screen Wipe on Molly and the Cat Cafe The town of Stourton-on-the-Hill has its very own cat café. Resident cat Molly, and her kittens, live here in feline paradise, while owner Debbie serves the locals home-made goodies. But even in the most idyllic surroundings, things don't always go according to plan . . . When Debbie's heartbroken sister Linda arrives at the café, Debbie insists she move in. But Linda is not alone, and the cats are devastated with the arrival of Linda's dog, Beau. Sadly, Beau's arrival is not the only bombshell - now Molly's home is also under threat when a rival cat moves in on her turf. With Christmas approaching, Molly is unsettled, barely roused by the promise of tinsel to play with. Fearing for her feline family she hopelessly stares out of the café window searching for an answer. Only a Christmas miracle could bring everyone together . . .

Lincoln and His Boys

Lincoln and His Boys

  • Author: Rosemary Wells
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763654353
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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Historians claim him as one of America’s most revered presidents. But to his rambunctious sons, Abraham Lincoln was above all a playful and loving father. Here is Lincoln as seen by two of his boys: Willie, thrilled to be on his first train trip when Lincoln was deciding to run for president; Willie and Tad barging into Cabinet meetings to lift Lincoln’s spirits in the early days of the Civil War; Tad accompanying him to Richmond just after the South’s defeat. With the war raging and the Union under siege, we see history unfolding through Willie’s eyes and then through Tad’s -- and we see Lincoln rising above his own inborn sadness and personal tragedy through his devotion to his sons. With evocative and engaging illustrations by P.J. Lynch, Rosemary Wells offers a carefully researched biography that gives us a Lincoln not frozen in time but accessible and utterly real.

Able Seacat Simon

Able Seacat Simon

The Wartime Hero of the High Seas

  • Author: Lynne Barrett-Lee
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471151840
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 250
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Inspired by a true story, this is the fictional reimagining of 'Able Seacat' Simon's adventures and heroics in dangerous wartime seas. Simon is discovered in the Hong Kong docks in 1948 and smuggled on board the H.M.S Amethyst by a British sailor who takes pity on the malnourished kitten. The young cat quickly acclimates to his new water-borne home, establishing himself as the chief rat-catcher in residence while also winning the hearts of the entire crew. Then the Amethyst is ordered to sail up the Yangtze to take over the guarding of the British Embassy, and tragedy strikes as the ship comes under fire from Communist guns. Many of the crew are killed and Simon is among those who are seriously wounded. Luckily, with the help of the ship's doctor, the brave cat makes a full recovery and is soon spending time with the injured men in the sick bay, purring and keeping their spirits up. News of Simon's heroism spreads and he becomes famous world-wide - but it is still a long journey back to England for both the crew and the plucky little cat known as 'Able Seacat Simon'…

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart (picture book)

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart (picture book)

  • Author: Dion Leonard
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1400313236
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together. Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 155-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other. Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children. Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!

The Cat in the Window

The Cat in the Window

And Other Stories of the Cats We Love

  • Author: Callie Smith Grant
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN: 1441244468
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 192
  • View: 3274
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People love their pets--cats more so than any other (or so the cats would like to think). And if there is anything cat-lovers enjoy almost as much as stroking their beloved feline friends, it's reading about cats. In the tradition and style of her previous smash hits, Callie Smith Grant brings readers a brand-new collection of uplifting stories about the amazing creatures that warm our hearts--and our laps! With stories from Melody Carlson, Jill Eileen Smith, Robert Benson, Kathi Lipp, and many others, The Cat in the Window offers the perfect excuse to curl up on the couch with a furry friend.

Molly and the Cat Cafe

Molly and the Cat Cafe

A Novel

  • Author: Melissa Daley
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250118778
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 2353
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Melissa Daley's novel Molly and the Cat Cafe is a heartwarming story of determination and friendship. When two-year-old tabby, Molly, loses her beloved owner, her world falls apart. Re-homed with three cat-hating dogs, she decides to take matters into her own paws and embarks on a grueling journey to the nearest town. As Molly walks the cobbled streets of Stourton, she begins to lose all hope of finding a home... Until one day she is welcomed into the warmth by caring café owner, Debbie. Like Molly, Debbie is also an outsider and, with a daughter to care for, she is desperate to turn around the struggling café. But a local battle axe is on the warpath and she is determined to keep out newcomers, especially four-legged ones. It looks as if Debbie will have to choose between the café and Molly. Yet the solution to their problems may not be as far away as they think. Will Debbie and Molly be able to turn their fortunes around to launch the Cotswolds’ first Cat Café?

Urban Watercolor Sketching

Urban Watercolor Sketching

A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

  • Author: Felix Scheinberger
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • ISBN: 0770435246
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
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A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.