Jennie (Collins Modern Classics)

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Jennie (Collins Modern Classics)

Jennie (Collins Modern Classics)

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Peter Brown is a lonely rather privileged little boy – he has a Nanny and two successful, socialite parents who are too busy to give him much love and affection. This does sound rather lovely, though – there’s something very special about revisiting those books from our past that really matter to us, isn’t there?

On waking, he is astonished to find that he has turned into a cat… The world is a dangerous place for him, but luckily he is rescued and befriended by Jennie, a kindly stray tabby who has been abandoned by her owners.

Amazing how Gallico shows the world with the eyes of an eight-year boy who turns into a cat, and lives as a cat, and matures as a cat, and fights as a cat and dies as such - to win his life back and become better. I’m afraid, despite of course knowing the story well, that I sobbed in all the places I had ever sobbed before – perhaps partly because of memories of the first sobbing, aged somewhere around 9 or 10, but also, because some quite deep themes are being explored – particularly loss, friendship, betrayal of trust, death. It's been out of print for years, but my library was able to request it from the Boulder Public Library.

They have several instances of narrow escapes from various dangers which might befall a cat, and, as in all good books, grow, develop and change through their relationship with each other and external events. I lent it to a Brit friend and he did have one negative comment: "Come, come, now, Mr Gallico -- since when has Glasgow been the capital of Scotland and Edinburgh 'Provincial'?Those that deserve to be read and loved and cherished and sought after both when you're a kid and an adult, in any and every century. What we were both talking about was Jennie, a novel for children, written in the fifties by Paul Gallico. My favorite Next Generation episode was “The Inner Light,” in which Picard falls into a coma on board and mentally awakes on the planet Kataan, where people insist he is a man named Kamin. This book is an excellent friend, lover, counselor and teacher to strick with through all your life.



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