If Cats Disappeared From The World

This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

If Cats Disappeared From The World

Author: Genki Kawamura

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509889183


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A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . . Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

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These two met as if guided by fate, and the result was a miraculous collaboration ... In 2012, I wrote a novel called If Cats Disappeared from the World.

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Author: Makoto Shinkai

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 031647309X

Page: 192

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Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a small town in the mountains, has a dream that she's a boy living in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, dreams he's a girl living in a quaint little mountain town. Sharing bodies, relationships, and lives, the two become inextricably interwoven--but are any connections truly inseverable in the grand tapestry of fate? Written by director MAKOTO SHINKAI during the production of the film by the same title, your name. is in turns funny, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching as it follows the struggles of two young people determined to hold on to one another.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

A beautiful, moving story about a small Japanese café that offers its visitors the chance to travel back in time, to find an answer to the question: what would you change if you could go back?

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781529029581

Page: 213

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What would you change if you could go back in time? In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café's time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer's, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know. But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold . . . Toshikazu Kawaguchi's beautiful, moving story - translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot - explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?

The Mysterious World of Cats

cat in the care of her parents when she moved her home from Switzerland to France. But the cat had other ideas and disappeared from her parents' property ...

The Mysterious World of Cats

Author: Herbie Brennan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473638062

Page: 256

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'In ancient times cats were worshipped a gods; they have not forgotten this.' Terry Pratchett Herbie Brennan is a New York Times bestselling author on the occult who has sold over ten million books world-wide - including in France, Germany and Italy. Here he writes a delightful short but definitive guide to cat lore, weaving together myth, magic, anecdote, fascinating, amusing factoids and even scientific research, complete with beautiful line drawings - from the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet to Macavity the Mystery Cat. Here at last is the book that proves to you that everything you suspected about your cat's uncanny powers of intuition, hypnosis, mind-reading, bi-location and levitation are in fact all true!

Before the Coffee Gets Cold Tales from the Caf

The second novel from the author of the phenomenon, Before the Coffee Gets Cold: more tales from Cafe Funiculi Funicula, where customers may travel back in time - if they obey the rules.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold  Tales from the Caf

Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781529050868

Page: 224

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In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time...From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer.Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to:The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years agoThe son who was unable to attend his own mother's funeralThe man who went back to see the girl who he could not marryThe old detective who never gave his wife that gift...This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past, in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

When Cats Reigned Like Kings

On the Trail of the Sacred Cats Georgie Anne Geyer ... breeders couldn't bear to part with the animals and thus kind of disappeared for a time.

When Cats Reigned Like Kings

Author: Georgie Anne Geyer

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412846854

Page: 271

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In her fascinating exploration of feline history, Georgie Anne Geyer explores the connections between the royal and sacred felines of ancient civilizations and the beloved domestic cats of today. Chasing an irresistible mystery across the globe, Geyer conducts exhaustive research into the little-known puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Treated with the tenacity, resourcefulness, and narrative instinct of a seasoned foreign correspondent, the investigation yields unexpected answers and poses tantalizing new questions. It was Geyer’s curiosity about her own cats that inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially the exalted status of cats among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess Bastet and of the cat’s role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese Bobtail, cultivating the line in—of all places—rural Virginia. Richly illustrated with photographs of Geyer’s journeys and historical cat images, When Cats Reigned Like Kings describes forty-one recognized modern cat breeds plus other popular cats. Every cat lover can, thus, trace his or her cat to these breeds and their many relatives. The result is a remarkable book, bound to delight and amaze cat fanciers and adventure seekers.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

... the wide world could have taken Dark Queen? 'Let's look all round the cat-house and see if the cat could have escaped by herself,' said Larry suddenly.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444960326

Page: 276

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A brilliant mystery series from bestselling author Enid Blyton, perfect for fans of The Secret Seven. A prize winning Siamese Cat has been stolen, and all evidence points to the Find-Outers' friend Luke. Fatty Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets know Luke is innocent, but how can they prove it? The Find-Outers have another mystery to solve! First published in 1944, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

Wild Cats of the World

When you have a cat in your home, you live with the essence of tiger. ... in what we have learned over the years about the intriguing world of wild cats.

Wild Cats of the World

Author: Mel Sunquist

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651823X

Page: 462

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Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? Wild Cats of the World is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these, and many others, for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archeological findings, observations by naturalists and travelers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full color, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cat of Asia, Wild Cats of the World will fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

What If Tigers Disappeared

With eye-catching photographs, accessible language, and curricular content, this book is a must-read for bourgeoning environmentalists and anyone who cares about animals.

What If Tigers Disappeared

Author: Theresa Emminizer

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538238330

Page: 24

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Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world. Though they are apex predators, these powerful creatures are vanishing from Earth. Shrinking habitats and poaching have brought tigers to the brink of extinction, forcing us to consider: What would the world be like without tigers? Readers will be fascinated by this edifying text, which takes a hard look at what would happen if tigers were to disappear. With eye-catching photographs, accessible language, and curricular content, this book is a must-read for bourgeoning environmentalists and anyone who cares about animals.

Dark Revelations The Role Playing Game The Book of Arrogance

Psychic Races Cat Background Though no one is really sure how or why, just before the world ended every domesticated cat disappeared into thin air.

Dark Revelations   The Role Playing Game   The Book of Arrogance

Author: C.N. Constantin

Publisher: Chris Constantin

ISBN: 0994005547


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Dark Revelations - the Role Playing Game is proud to present a unique and progressive new set of psychic rules. The all new Psychic Class, with new rules for psychic powers that is completely different than those for standard d20 3.5 SRD/OGL, yet familiar enough to play with ease. · In this new Psychic Class, you will get 4 new paths. The Eruptor, master of elemental damage and going a bit crazy when out of power. The Mentalist, your classic mind controller that can rip minds asunder. The Psycho-Warrior, a melee and front line psychic fighter and true weapons specialist. And, The Rocker! Who needs magical bards? We got psychic rock and rollers. · Use familiar psychic power tropes like empathy, pyrokinesis or telepathy, or fire laser beams of death using Photokinesis. Plus many new powers in organized power sets. · New and crazy races. You’ll find nothing ordinary here as we let you play from level 1 as Dragons and Cats…yes intelligent house cats. Also Minotaurs. Not as cursed creatures, but heroic hair metal rockers from a far off dimension. Plus our own creations of the Harvesters and Stumpies. One is a master psychic from seedling, while the other is tough and bit rough around the bark. And, yes both are plants. · Woowear, equipment to enhance all those new psychic powers you have. · Psi-tats, get some psychic tattoos to gain additional power. · The Sandbox of Ed-Town. Where rock and roll, and other psychically enhanced individuals have taken over. Meet folks like Axle Thunderpipes, the Devilish Dangerous Dr. D. and many others.

An Alien s Guide To World Domination

She'd adopted them together about seven years before, when Emma's two cats suddenly disappeared, and Louie had given Em hers. Well, “given” was a strong ...

An Alien s Guide To World Domination

Author: Elizabeth Fountain

Publisher: Champagne Books

ISBN: 177155021X


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Louise Armstrong Holliday is the last person on Earth you’d expect to save the human race. But when she uncovers proof that her boss is an alien the color of lime jelly gone horribly wrong, and is at the center of a plot to destroy humanity, Louie decides to do exactly that. She begins a journey from her company’s suburban Seattle office park to the old cities and castles of Eastern Europe. Along the way, Louie is attacked by flying books, overly-sensitive bat-crow monsters, and her own self-doubts. She must learn the truth about her closest friend, stand up to her boss, confront her oldest enemy, and make peace with her Aunt Emma, who annoys her in the way only true family can. She also has to rely on Buddy, the little blind mini-Schnauzer who saves her life twice – and really is from Mars.

Extinct Animals An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History

The estimates for when the last scimitar cat became extinct vary between 10,000 ... the world was a dangerous place, what with the saber tooth cats on the ...

Extinct Animals  An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History

Author: Ross Piper

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313349886

Page: 204

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Everyone is familiar with the dodo and the wooly mammoth, but how many people have heard of the scimitar cat and the Falkland Island fox? Extinct Animals portrays over 60 remarkable animals that have been lost forever during the relatively recent geological past. Each entry provides a concise discussion of the history of the animal—how and where it lived, and how it became extinct—as well as the scientific discovery and analysis of the creature. In addition, this work examines what led to extinction—from the role of cyclical swings in the Earth's climate to the spread of humans and their activities. Many scientists believe that we are in the middle of a mass extinction right now, caused by the human undermining of the earth's complex systems that support life. Understanding what caused the extinction of animals in the past may help us understand and prevent the extinction of species in the future. Extinct Animals examines the biology and history of some of the most interesting creatures that have ever lived, including: The American Terror Bird, which probably became extinct over 1 million years ago, who were massive predators, some of which were almost 10 feet tall; the Rocky Mountain Locust, last seen in 1902, formed the most immense animal aggregations ever known, with swarms estimated to include over 10 trillion insects; the Giant Ground Sloth, which was as large as an elephant; and the Neandertals, the first Europeans, which co-existed with prehistoric Homo sapiens. Extinct Animals includes illustrations—many created for the work—that help the reader visualize the extinct creature, and each entry concludes with a list of resources for those who wish to do further research.

Cats Rule the World

All our cats have been stolen! And my cat was very, very valuable! Oh, I don't know if my insurance will cover this! What an awful loss!

Cats Rule the World

Author: Jean M. Goldstrom

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468915053


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Should cats rule the world? That's the topic at a great gathering of all cats. The question is debated, and the grand and glorious (or otherwise) history of cats is reviewed. There's the story of Christopher Cat-lumbus, the explorer, Thomas Cat-ison, the inventor, SnowCat and the Seven Mice, and the great flying hero Super Cat...but then the vote is called. To rule or not to rule, that is the question!

You CAN Train Your Cat

In the British Army, during World War I, cats were used for early { detection ... therefore a window in the 1 house should always be kept open, if possible.

You CAN Train Your Cat

Author: Gregory Popovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142996507X

Page: 240

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Since the beginning of time, cats have convinced the world that they are untrainable so they can do whatever they want...but those days are over! Gregory Popovich is a professional cat trainer who's trained cats to perform amazing circus-style tricks for television and stage, and he's about to reveal his most closely guarded secrets so cat lovers everywhere can put an end to the most common problems:- Stop bad litter box habits End early-morning howling Banish your cat from tabletops and countertops - Prevent begging before mealtime - Put an end to destructive clawing - Make peace between rival cats And so much more, including how to become an expert cat trainer at home and teach your cat to perform Gregory's favorite tricks, like jumping through a hoop or perching on your shoulders. This fun-to-read book also provides wonderful insights into the mysterious, complex feline mind, explaining why cats do the things they do so we can better understand them and enjoy a closer, more meaningful friendship.


If we're still here in a couple of hours, find a place to hunker down for ... In one world, cats disappeared somewhere in the eighteenth century and were ...


Author: Jus Accardo

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

ISBN: 1633758249

Page: 320

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One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson. Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger. But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret... Anything. The Infinity Division series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Infinity Book #2 Omega Book #3 Alpha

If The Cat Fits

The air was rich with the smell of raw red earth mingled with the scent of veld and forest. ... When the bakkie had disappeared up ...

If The Cat Fits

Author: Chrystal Sharp

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 014352934X


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Our family of animals, like the loaves and fishes, was showing a distinct tendency to divide and multiply... Initially we had tried rather half-heartedly to find homes for Carrots and Philby but after a few weeks we decided that they weren't going anywhere. They belonged with us. Suddenly we had five dogs and four cats, no longer such an even number...' In the first five years of their married life, Chrystal Sharp and her veterinarian husband encounter a variety of different creatures - feathered, furred and even scaled. Some pass through their lives, while others insert a toe in the door and hang on tooth and nail. Often literally. With many of them coming from what social workers might describe s 'dysfunctional backgrounds', a fair amount of chaos is to be expected. There is the greyhound who, unlike Greta Garbo, does not want to be alone. Then there are the cats - one suffering from delusions of grandeur, an epileptic, a snake collector and another recently discharged from a reformatory - not to mention peacocks of royal lineage, oiled penguins and a lost albatross. These are but a few of the creatures who find their way into the couple's home - and their hearts. A delightful and heart-warming book, If The Cat Fits... will appeal to animal lovers of all ages.

Reading with Eric Carle Gr 1 3

I think Monica felt sad when the moon disappeared. 8. (Answers may vary.) ... Book #13 Rooster's Off to See the World (page 34) A) Comprehension; 1.

Reading with Eric Carle Gr  1 3


Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 1770722319


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World Folklore for Storytellers Tales of Wonder Wisdom Fools and Heroes

At the end of the three weeks, the white cat gave him a small box. “When you are ready, pull on this golden thread,” she told him.

World Folklore for Storytellers  Tales of Wonder  Wisdom  Fools  and Heroes

Author: Howard J Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317451643

Page: 400

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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 2

She glanced at Edgewood Dirk and wondered what secrets the prism cat kept from ... Was there duplicity in his accompanying her to this world and the next?

The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 2

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345516725

Page: 464

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Now in one thrilling volume–experience the magic, the intrigue, and the exciting escapades of the final two novels in Terry Brooks’s spellbinding Magic Kingdom of Landover series All appears well with Ben Holiday. He’s finally secured for himself the throne of Landover, and he and his wife, the exquisite sylph Willow, are expecting their first child. But their peaceful days are numbered. The conjurer Horris Kews returns to Landover and inadvertently releases an evil sorcerer from the Tangle Box, a magic chest used by the fairy folk to imprison wayward spirits. Now free, the sorcerer traps Ben inside the box’s labyrinthine passages and plots to wreak havoc in Landover using Horris as his pawn. But Ben’s greatest challenge comes when Rydall, a foreign king, issues Ben an ultimatum: defeat seven deadly champions, or Rydall’s armies invade Landover. Complicating matters is the devastating fact that Ben and Willow’ s young daughter has been kidnapped–and her fate lies in Rydall’s dangerous hands. Relying on his loyal friends, his steadfast wife, and no small amount of endurance and enchantment, Ben risks his life to save everything he loves. But this time, black magic may prove too powerful for even the most devoted heart.