159 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident (she had been flying a plane when it happened) and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, anxiously waited for his return, before resigning themselves to their loss. But weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. They might also have been a bit jealous. All right, they were very jealous! Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out.
Using methods as diverse as GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web and animal communicators, they embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Writer Caroline Paul tells the warm and poignant story of their discoveries, alongside Wendy MacNaughton's elegant and hilarious full-colour watercolours. Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.
"A beautiful little book [...] Caroline Paul knows the joke is on her and that it's a very good joke. She writes with real wit and a keen eye for life's absurdity. Wendy McNaughton's droll illustrations are delightful"
– Daily Mail
"A beautifully quirky new book"
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Caroline Paul is the acclaimed author of two books. Her first was Fighting Fire, the story of her thirteen-year career as a firefighter in San Francisco, and her second was the novel Paul's East Wind, Rain.
Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator whose work has appeared in national publications including the New York Times. She is the creator of the popular Meanwhile column in Rumpus magazine. They live together in San Francisco.