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The Cat Who Saved Books
The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really? Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonderful books. Rintaro Natsuki loved this space that his grandfather had created. He spent many happy hours there, reading whatever he liked. It was the perfect refuge for a boy who tended to be something of a recluse. After the death of his grandfather, Rintaro is devastated and alone. It seems he will have to close the shop. Then, a talking tabby cat called Tiger appears and asks Rintaro for help. The cat needs a book lover to join him on a mission. This odd couple will go on three magical adventures to save books from people who have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them. Finally, there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone . . . The Cat Who Saved Books is a heart-warming story about finding courage, caring for others and the tremendous power of books. Sosuke Natsukawa's international bestseller, translated from Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai, is a story for those for whom books are so much more than words on paper.
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Branwen
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"Books teach us how to care about others." ❤?❤

I absolutely love this book so far! Such a short, surreal little story about a reclusive young Japanese man, a very special cat and books that need rescuing! Chaplin is jealous that HE is not on the cover! ? #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

RaeLovesToRead Aww, Chaplin! ❤ 2w
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Lauren.Archer
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Let me preface that I absolutely hate magical realism, with the exception of when a Japanese author writes them. For people who love books (which I assume is anyone reading this), this will charm the pants off of you.

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Lauren.Archer
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Let me preface that I absolutely hate magical realism, with the exception of when a Japanese author writes them. For people who love books (which I assume is anyone reading this), this will charm the pants off of you.

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Oryx
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I always wanted a lap dog

TrishB Aww 🐶 4w
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Oryx
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Merry Christmas from Daisy and my Christmas books

Cathythoughts Happy Christmas to you ! ❤️ Daisy 1mo
Butterfinger Merry Christmas!! 1mo
TheSpineView Merry Christmas! 1mo
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TrishB Happy Christmas 🎄 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas to you and Daisy!! 💚🎄❤️ 1mo
Reggie Can you please tell Daisy to dial down the adorableness? Lol Merry Christmas! 1mo
Liz_M Merry Christmas 🕯️🌲🕯️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas to you and Daisy! 🎄 🐾 1mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 1mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 1mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄💕 1mo
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so
keys_on_fire Interesting artwork! 1mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Cute fantasy story about books and reading. Relevant to the current reading trends. A high school kid and talking cat rescuing books may sound weird but story is much more deeper, with a good message. And who doesn‘t love combination of books, cat and adventure! 4.5🌟 #wintergames2021 #impulseread #teamgamesleighers #anywayyoureadathon #littenlisten #averymerryreadathon 5hrs +11 points

TheSpineView Sounds good!👍📖📚 1mo
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rachelsbrittain
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A cute story about the power of books. In the wake of his grandfather's death, homebody Rintaro will soon have to leave their beloved used bookstore behind to live with a distant aunt. But then a tabby cat shows up requesting his help to rescue some books, whisking him off on a series of adventures that help him open back up to the world. A fun read for book-lovers.

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rachelsbrittain
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Finally Friday!

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rachelsbrittain
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"First things first, Grandpa's gone."

#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl

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julesG
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TheBookHippie So so lovely!!! 2mo
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scripturient
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Reading Littens in their natural habitat. #gladstonerds #gladstoneslibrary #readingretreat

rockpools Perfect! How‘s the book? 2mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 2mo
tpixie I love this get together! Littens in the wild! 3w
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jenniferw88
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Right, I THINK this is my stack for the #readingretreat! Not pictured is whichever book I'm currently reading that I haven't finished yet (I've got 2 on the go!)

Top left is my Kindle, plus I have Audible on my phone IF I run out of reading material! 😂😂😂

@TrishB @julesG @squirrelbrain @scripturient @Leniverse @Oryx @CGainor3

julesG There's a nice Waterstones in Chester, should you need to stock up on the way. 2mo
scripturient The cat book is on my shopping list for Chester. ❤️ 2mo
jenniferw88 @scripturient 😊 I have a signed edition 😍 (pre-ordered it!) 2mo
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jenniferw88 @julesG 😂😂😂 2mo
squirrelbrain 😁👍 Looks like a good pile! 2mo
TrishB Looking good 👍🏻 I have a really bad work week so am saving the delights of picking until Thursday night! 2mo
BarbaraBB Arabia is so good! Wishing you a fantastic weekend with those other great ladies!! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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This was a short, cute, listen but not as ‘different‘ as I had hoped. I was expecting a ‘quirky‘ Japanese tale but instead it was fairly standard fantasy fare, which isn‘t really my thing. It also felt quite YA, which I don‘t think it is billed as.

Still, who doesn‘t like a book about books, and the addition of a talking cat always improves things! A good little palate-cleanser.

kathedron My daughter is currently reading this! 😺 3mo
squirrelbrain I hope she‘s enjoying it! @kathedron 3mo
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