“What a fun and informative book! Not only do we have some great stories about cats, we also learn some superstitions and fun facts. Beautifully illustrated and a must for cat lovers.”
— Debbie Buck, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA
From World War II London to outer space, meet the coolest cats in history in a colorful illustrated compendium of famous felines and cat facts. Drawing from the thrilling lives of more than 30 adorable cats throughout history, Kimberlie Hamilton retells the fascinating tales of cats through the centuries. Meet Mrs. Chippy, a cat who joined a daring ocean journey to Antarctica, or Simon, the only cat to receive a medal for wartime bravery, and dozens more. Filled with colorful depictions of each cat and feline facts throughout, this is the perfect gift for cat and history lovers alike.
About the Author
Kimberlie Hamilton is passionate about animals and loves to write entertaining nonfiction books for children. Kimberlie has an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently pursuing another Master’s in Cultural & Creative Communication at the University of Aberdeen. She used to live in sunny Southern California and now lives in misty Northern Scotland with four cats.
"A cornucopia for cat connoisseurs." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Hamilton's playful text is perfectly accessible, expertly blending the cute with the courageous [...] As for the individual subjects, their stories are surprisingly enticing. The tales [...] will change the way readers view their furry friends." -- Booklist
"Packed with heartwarming stories and fun facts, this book will please animal lovers. An excellent addition to elementary school libraries and children's nonfiction collections." -- School Library Journal