Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 03 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781788006088
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 256 pages

My Life as a Cat


A wise, funny and moving story of what it means to find a family, from the best-selling author of I, Cosmo.

Leonard has never had a name. Or a body. Or a best friend. But he is excited to try being a human.

On their three-hundredth-birthday, every alien from Leonard’s home galaxy gets to spend a month in the body of an Earth Creature. Leonard was supposed to become a forest ranger in Yellowstone National Park – but there was a mix-up.

And now he’s stuck as a stray cat.

Luckily for Leonard, he meets a young human called Olive – and together they set out on a journey to find home.

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“I loved I, Cosmo and this story of hope and home, with a touch of “ET”, has just the same feel-good appeal.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“The tension keeps you reading, and persistence will repay the reader in abundance, with Sorosiak giving you an objective analysis on elements of life that are easily taken for granted.”

-Sara Keating, The Irish Times

“My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak is by turns hilarious, moving and eye-opening, providing a thought-provoking impression of our world from a character on the outside looking in.”

-Sarah Mallon, The Scotsman

The story carries warm messages about making your own family, the wonder of being weird, and the importance of friends.”

-Sarah Sleath, BookTrust

Full of gentle humour, ‘My Life as a Cat’ is a lovely story about belonging and being yourself.”

-North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award

“It’s a story filled with wonder, but truths too, is often funny, sometimes tense, always enjoyable and has important things to say about home and where we can find it.”

-Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids

Full of laughs and heart-felt moments, this is a story that will stay with you long after you read the final page.”

“I adore this book! My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak is destined to be a beloved children’s classic.”

-Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones

“Carlie Sorosiak is a wonder.”

-L. D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency series

“Heartfelt and heroic.”

-Ross Montgomery, author of The Midnight Guardians 

“My Life as A Cat is utterly heartwarming, funny, sweet, compelling!”

-Catherine Bruton, author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria

This is a book that will enrich your life and leave you with a massive grin.”

-Galina Miteva, The Fountain

“Leonard isn’t a cat; he is an alien who has fallen to earth and he needs to get home. So Olive sets out on a road trip to get her pet home to his family.”

“My Life As A Cat is full of love, loyalty and learning to live in the moment and I defy you not to be filled with a warm glow once you’ve finished reading it.”

“If you love cats, if you like alien perspectives on humanity, and if you simply enjoy books with a lot of heart, then I thoroughly recommend My Life a Cat.”

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