Travelling Cat Chronicles, The

Travelling Cat Chronicles, The


Author: Hiro Arikawa | Translator: Philip Gabriel | Hardcover

A book that "speak[s] volumes about our need for connection--human, feline or otherwise" (The San Francisco Chronicle)

The Travelling Cat Chronicles is a life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice that shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy--the perfect gift for cat lovers and travellers! We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends.

But the most important journey is the one that shows us how to follow our hearts... An instant international bestseller and indie bestseller, The Travelling Cat Chronicles has charmed readers around the world. With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe... With his crooked tail--a sign of good fortune--and adventurous spirit, Nana is the perfect companion for the man who took him in as a stray. And as they travel in a silver van across Japan, with its ever-changing scenery and seasons, they will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love.


"I doubt many readers--as cynical and hardened as they may--will get through it dry-eyed." --NPR

"[Arikawa's] book stands out within the world of cat literature...and it's a world worth exploring." --Time

"This touching novel of a brave cat and his gentle, wise human will resonate with lovers of animal tales, quiet stories of friendship, and travelogues alike." --Publishers Weekly

"Gentle, soft-spoken, and full of wisdom." --Kirkus Reviews

"With wisdom, humor and compassion, in The Traveling Cat Chronicles, Hiro Arikawa tells the story of a powerful bond between a man and his cat." --Shelf Awareness

Publisher: Berkley Books | Pub Date: October 23, 2018 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 288 | Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.2" L x 5.5" W | 0.7 lbs