No One Noticed the Cat

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Wildside Press, 2004 - Fiction - 144 pages
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The stunning imagination of bestselling author Anne McCaffrey once again delights fans with her wondrous tale of a young prince's tumultuous coming-of-age -- and the remarkable four-legged friend who stands steadfastly by him in a time of danger and intrigue! the future peace and prosperity of Esphania and for the smooth ascension to the throne of his young prince, Jamas, the wizened old Mangan had quietly passed away -- with a grin upon his face. For the very clever Mangan had left behind an extraordinary guardian to help Jamas bear the new and heavy burden of leadership: Niffy the cat. every document and decree, and -- in her own peculiar way -- offering guidance. that now include Jamas's Esphania are a belligerent and unruly lot, constantly jostling and fighting for local mastery. The worst of them is ruled by a greedy king and his treacherous queen, who scheme to annex Esphania and crush its royal household. that surrounds him, the sharp-eyed, nimble Niffy may be the only one capable of preventing total disaster--and her noble master's untimely demise!

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User Review  - June - Goodreads

Probably a 3.5, but I expect more of McCaffrey, though her shorter novelettes might not allow the character development needed. A sweet story about a cat that befriends a new young ruler and helps him avoid war and get rid of the evil queen in a neighboring kingdom. Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia Kavanugh - Goodreads

Great introduction to Anne McCaffrey for young readers. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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