Wolfner :: Recommended Readings :: Adult Bibliographies :: Cats


January 2012

To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through WolfPAC. All books listed are linked to Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD) for downloading. Happy Reading!

The Cat and the Curmudgeon by Cleveland Amory.
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 9 hours 51 minutes.
The ostensibly irascible Amory continues his observations on life with his feisty cat, Polar Bear. Unimpressed by the trappings of celebrity hood, Polar Bear is attentive to serious issues, such as animal protection rights and the fur coat dilemma, and takes a decided interest in Amory's romantic life, not to mention the new kitten, Polar Star. Sequel to "The Cat Who Came for Christmas" trilogy, book 2.
Download The Cat and the Curmudgeon DB31599

A Cat Abroad: The Further Adventures of Norton, the Cat Who Went to Paris, and His Humans by Peter Gethers.
Read by Robert Sams. Reading time 7 hours 15 minutes.
Sequel to The Cat Who Went to Paris (RC 34131, BR 8854). Gethers and his Scottish Fold cat Norton go on tour--Gethers signing books and Norton holding court for his growing fan club. The duo and their friend Janis then embark on a year-long visit to France. "Le chat" Norton continues to be showered with attention, both in France and on side trips to Italy and Holland. The Cat series, book 2. Some strong language.
Download A Cat Abroad DB37530

Cat Crimes for the Holidays by Martin H. Greenberg
Read by John Polk. Reading time 12 hours 9 minutes.
Nineteen original mysteries, each involving a cat at the scene of the crime or as a feline sleuth. Various holidays throughout the year provide the settings for these stories, which include "How the July Fourth Cat Saved the Day and Ruined the Night" and "To Grandmother's House We Go."
Download Cat Crimes for the Holidays DB46096

Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown
Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time 7 hours 56 minutes.
Mary "Harry" Haristeen accompanies her elderly friend Tally Urquhart to William Woods University in Missouri, where fellow alumnae are holding a celebration in honor of Tally's one hundredth birthday. When the alumnae association's treasurer disappears from the party and another board member is murdered, Harry and her pets investigate. 2010.
Download Cat of the Century DB71605

The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Read by Bob Askey. Reading time 5 hours 15 minutes.
Jim Qwilleran, a prize-winning reporter, and Koko, the Siamese cat with extraordinary talent and a flair for mystery, are joined by Yum Yum--a lovable Siamese adored by Jim and Koko. This unusual detective team investigates a very clever murderer.
Download The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern DB40270

The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory.
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 9 hours 51 minutes
As head of the Fund for Animals, the author is forever saving and housing homeless dogs, cats, and birds in his New York City apartment. But he never allows himself to keep one as a pet because of his heavy travel schedule. Everything changes one fateful Christmas Eve, however, when Amory rescues and brings home an injured, terrified cat, and finds that he can't part with it. This is the story of their first year together, as the lives of man and cat intertwine. Cat trilogy, book 1.
Download The Cat Who Came for Christmas DB26048

The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers
Read by Robert Sams. Reading time 5 hours 33 minutes.
Gethers, a publisher and screenwriter, hated cats before his girlfriend presented him with Norton, a small grey Scottish Fold kitten who takes over his life. Gethers recounts their adventures from vacations on Fire Island to business trips abroad. The cat makes friends with everyone-- flight attendants, hotel managers, movie stars, and, finally, Janis, Gethers's true love, of whom Norton approves.
Download The Cat Who Went to Paris DB34131

Catalyst: A Tale of the Barque Cats by Anne McCaffrey
Read by Laural Merlington. Reading time 8 hours 35 minutes.
Chessie, a cat who lives aboard a spacecraft with her human, Janina, is kidnapped. Chessie gives birth in captivity, and one kitten forms a telepathic connection with their captor's son. When government disease-control measures threaten the cats, everyone joins forces to save them. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
Download Catalyst DB70598

Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat; 101 Stories about Life, Love, and Lessons by Jack Canfield
Read by Fred Stella. Reading time 10 hours 45 minutes.
Contributing writers relate values they have learned from cats. In "A Lesson in Ugly" Bobbie Shafer describes helping heal a burned feral cat when she was a young girl, and the ways the experience changed her outlook on life. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
Download Chicken Soup for the Soul DB72502

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 8 hours 27 minutes.
Spencer, Iowa, public library director Vicki Myron describes finding a kitten in the book drop in 1988. Named Dewey Readmore Books by library staff, the feline became an increasingly famous mascot over the next nineteen years. Myron also discusses her divorce, single parenthood, breast cancer scare, and love of librarianship. Bestseller. 2008.
Download Dewey DB67516

Do Cats Hear with Their Feet? Where Cats Come From, What We Know about Them, and What They Think about Us by Jake Page
Read by Patrick Downer. Reading time 6 hours 21 minutes.
Science editor and cat owner discusses feline behavior, acute senses, and relationships with humans. Reflects on humans' attitudes toward cats, specifically black ones. Appendixes provide owners with information about potential health problems in certain breeds and cover the cat-food debate of soft versus dry. 2008.
Download Do Cats Hear with Their Feet DB69204

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale; or, How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
Read by Nicola Daval. Reading time 9 hours 12 minutes.
Author describes adopting Homer, a small abandoned kitten whose infected eyes were surgically removed. Details the adventures of spunky, active Homer over the next dozen years--living with two other cats in New York apartments, surviving 9/11, and endearing himself to everyone he met including (eventually) the author's future husband. 2009.
Download: Homer's Odyssey DB69557

James Herriot's Cat Stories by James Herriot.
Read by Bob Askey. Reading time 3 hours 15 minutes.
In Herriot's childhood his favorite animal was the cat, so he looked forward to studying cats in veterinary school. He was appalled to discover that anatomy books ignored cats, but during the fifty years that Herriot practiced veterinary medicine, he met many cats and learned a great deal about them. Here he offers ten stories about some of the cats who have come into his life, including Oscar, the socialite, and Alfred from the sweetshop.
Download James Herriot's Cat Stories DB38880

Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa
Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time 5 hours 46 minutes.
Geriatrician describes Oscar, a prickly cat living at a Rhode Island nursing home who senses when residents are dying and stays with them, providing comfort during their final hours. Details Dosa's and Oscar's interactions with the patients, many of whom have dementia, and their families, and discusses end-of-life care. Bestseller. 2010.
Download Making Rounds with Oscar DB70660

The Mythology of Cats: Feline Legend and Lore through the Ages by Gerald Hausman
Read by Ann Hodapp. Reading time 5 hours 44 minutes.
Legends, folklore, and literary allusions are combined with historical information on thirty breeds of cat. Begins with the "goddess cat" and facts on the Egyptian Mau, includes the nine-lived Abyssinian, and ends with the "archetypal" tabby.
Download The Mythology of Cats DB48005

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
Read by Gary Roan. Reading time 41 minutes.
Fifteen poems by the Nobel Prize-winning author, written in the 1930s for his godchildren. Used later as the basis for the musical Cats, the collection features such felines as Rum Tum Tugger, the Jellicles, Old Deuteronomy, Mr. Mistoffelees, and Macavity. 1939.
Download Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats DB53190

Pussyfoot: A Midnight Louie Mystery by Carole Nelson Douglas
Read by J. P. Linton. Reading time 9 hours 30 minutes.
In the sequel to Catnap, Midnight Louie the cat and his owner, public relations officer Temple Barr, become involved in another murder. Midnight is in a dressing room at a strippers' convention visiting the feline Divine Yvette when he sees someone fleeing from the body of a dead dancer hung by her G-string. Temple, who has agreed to do PR work for the convention, helps Louie find the killer.
Download Pussyfoot DB40041

Think like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett
Read by Ann Hodapp. Reading time 15 hours 39 minutes.
A behaviorist presents a step-by-step guide, using behavior modification and play therapy, to help cat owners build an acceptable relationship with their pets. Suggests that understanding a feline's instincts may promote positive conduct. Provides advice on grooming, traveling, and stopping aggression and destructive chewing.
Download Think Like a Cat DB51832

Thomasina by Paul Gallico
Read by Corrie James. Reading time 9 hours 53 minutes.
Scottish Highlands. When her beloved cat, Thomasina, is injured, Mary brings the feline to her veterinarian father, Andrew. Instead of helping Thomasina, Andrew puts her to sleep. After brokenhearted Mary falls ill, Andrew learns the power of love and discovers Thomasina has more lives than one. 1957.
Download Thomasina DB61582