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The Resource The cat who came in from the cold, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

The cat who came in from the cold, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Label
The cat who came in from the cold
Title
The cat who came in from the cold
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this sentimental, didactic fable, Masson imagines how the lone, nonsocial, domesticated animal came to share hearth and home. Billi, an Asian leopard cat, lives in a mango forest in ancient India. He enjoys his independence, but he feels pangs of loneliness and curiosity about the 'two-foots.' He learns their languages - Hindi, Malayam and Sanskrit - and he can 'see the appeal of south India's three major religions.' Billi embarks on a quest to learn more about humans by discovering what their animals think of them. A water buffalo mourns being underappreciated; a parrot bemoans his cage; a mongoose tells a chilling story about human ingratitude. Billi reminds a cow that it's worshipped by humans. 'Oh, great, ' the cow says. 'That and five rupees will get you a chapati.' Nine months of travel and no truly good word for humans leaves Billi undeterred and, back home, he seeks out a young girl he'd often watched. It's not easy proving his good intentions or trying to be 'the only animal to have a mutually satisfying relationship with humans, ' but Billi makes it happen in a story that's heartwarming not only for the passionate cat fan but for all readers. A novelette from the author of Raising the Peaceable Kingdom
Member of
Cataloging source
VALIL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Masson, J. Moussaieff
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.4.M35
LC item number
C37 2012
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cats
  • India
  • Human-animal relationships
  • PETS
  • FICTION
  • Cats
  • Human-animal relationships
  • India
Label
The cat who came in from the cold, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Previously published in print, 2004"--Copyright page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828934947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (42 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611874280
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3326a624-2cc7-43b5-9992-759e0ff27106
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828934947
Label
The cat who came in from the cold, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Publication
Note
"Previously published in print, 2004"--Copyright page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828934947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (42 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611874280
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3326a624-2cc7-43b5-9992-759e0ff27106
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828934947

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