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The metaphysical cat : tales of cats and their humans
Hausman, Gerald.
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Charlottesville, CA : Hampton Roads Pub. Co., [2001]

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177 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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Central Library SF445.5 .H375 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Presents a collection of anecdotes, folklore, and myths surrounding cats and their metaphysical side.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Anyone believing that cats live in another dimension will relish The Metaphysical Cat: Tales of Cats and Their Humans by Gerald and Loretta Hausman (authors of 1998's The Mythology of Cats). The book reveals felines' supernatural, mystical, metaphysical side, combining newspaper stories, sketches and personal anecdotes from the authors' lives to humorously yet seriously describe the mystical role that cats have in society and in history. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-A cornucopia of myth, history, feline literary references, and firsthand observations by unabashed animal lovers. The book's sweetness is balanced with facts that could be used by teens doing a project on cats or animal behavior. In spite of any of the monikers that cats have carried through the centuries (all explained by the authors), readers will simply call them special after picking up this title. The feline's place in our society, households, and psyche is thoroughly explored and dotted with drawings, resulting in a cat fancier's pleasure. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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