A Gift from Bob

How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466889284

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 2999

Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat—learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, A Gift from Bob, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times—providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the hundreds of thousands of fans who read A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.

A Gift from Bob

How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473605792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7364

Street Cat Bob and James, stars of bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob that touched millions around the world, spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together in a new adventure. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.

A Gift from Bob

How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473605792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9608

Street Cat Bob and James, stars of bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob that touched millions around the world, spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together in a new adventure. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.

Street Cat Named Bob

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908571052

Category: Cat owners

Page: N.A

View: 8908

When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accomodation, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

The World According to Bob

The further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444777599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5888

The incredible sequel to the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB - the moving and uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him, soon to be a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway. 'Since Bob has appeared, I've made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I've got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I'm still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.' James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

A Street Cat Named Bob

And How He Saved My Life

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250029473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1803

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet. Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep. When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey. A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you've ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic. When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Perfect for fans of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat That Changed the World, this instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with American fans as well.

Street Cat Bob

How one man and a cat saved each other’s lives. A true story.

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473606489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 6803

When James Bowen found an injured, street cat in the hallway of his sheltered housing, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James had been living on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist the clever tom cat, whom he quickly named Bob. Soon the two were best friends, and their funny and sometimes dangerous adventures would change both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts. STREET CAT BOB is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

Cats on the Job

50 Fabulous Felines Who Purr, Mouse, and Even Sing for Their Supper

Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466883995

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 4884

True Tales of the Cuddliest Coworkers Around the world, there are cats earning their keep. Some are mousers, like Princess, a black cat who works at Mill Ridge Farm's stables. Some are circus performers, like Tuna and her furry friends in The Amazing Acro-Cats. And some are even politicians, like Mayor Stubbs, an orange tabby who holds office in Talkeetna, Alaska. In Lisa Rogak's Cats on the Job, we meet these and other whiskered workers who keep their human colleagues company from 9 to 5-with the occasional break for a nap or a belly rub-and make every day at the office better.

For the Love of Bob

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444794052

Category: Bob (Cat)

Page: 339

View: 2031

A special edition for children aged 11 and above of the number one bestseller THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB. Best friends James Bowen and street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in BOB: NO ORDINARY CAT James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way in the world. Along with the adventures and the fun there have been tough times too, but through moments of real danger and sometimes illness Bob has always been there as James' protector and guardian angel. FOR THE LOVE OF BOB is the is the incredible story of James and Bob's life-saving friendship, and the lessons James has learnt from his street-wise cat.

My Name is Bob

An Illustrated Picture Book

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448174120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7346

A colourful illustrated children's picture book prequel to the worldwide bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob – perfect for very young fans. A moving and uplifting tale about one cat in search of a friend that will melt your heart. "[Bob] has entranced London like no feline since the days of Dick Whittington" Evening Standard

Call of the Cats

What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony

Author: Andrew Bloomfield

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683990

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 3062

When aspiring screenwriter Andrew Bloomfield moved into a bungalow in Southern California he soon discovered that he shared the property with a large colony of feral cats — untamed, uninterested in human touch, not purring pets in waiting. But after a midnight attack by predators that decimated yet another litter of kittens, Bloomfield decided to intervene. He began to name and nurse, feed and house, rescue and neuter. Drawing on his time living in Asia among spiritual teachers, he takes us on the contemplative, humorous, and poignant journey of saving these cats, only to find it was they who saved him by revealing a world of meaning beyond his unrealized Hollywood dreams.

The Little Book of Bob

Everyday wisdom for the star of 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473688302

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 9942

'One thing I've known about Bob from the very beginning is that he possesses a wisdom that is unusual, even in cats. In the decade since we met he's grown even wiser in my eyes. This book is a collection of the insights I've gained during my years with Bob.' In the spring of 2007, busker James Bowen came across an injured ginger tom cat in the hallway of his shelter in north London. What he didn't know was that this would be the start of a friendship that would turn both their lives around, and lead to A Street Cat Named Bob, the international bestseller that tells the story of their friendship. The Little Book of Bob is a collection of the wisdom James has learnt from Bob throughout the years, as they go through thick and thin together. From the power of friendship to staying calm and finding the joys in a simple life, let Bob be your guide on how to navigate the ins and outs of life like a wise street cat.

Homer's Odyssey

A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

Author: Gwen Cooper

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440338743

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 8763

BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day. ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.

Buster

The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives

Author: Will Barrow,Isabel George

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466887869

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 3152

"With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn't leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you're very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would lay down your life for – and for me that dog is Buster." Buster, an English springer spaniel who has served his comrades and his country with unstinting devotion, has saved thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, told by Will himself, describing how each came to save the other's life. It is a relationship that produced some heroic feats—including sniffing out explosive vests that led to the arrests of two suicide bombers—in the dust and desert heat of Afghanistan and beyond. Buster, uniquely, has served five tours of duty in three theatres of war (Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)—more than any other military dog. He also won the prestigious Crufts Friends for Life Award in 2012, and has gone on to become the official lifetime mascot of the RAF Police, the only dog in history to have been honored in that manner. A best friend in dog's clothing, an RAF dog with his mossy feet firmly on the ground, Buster is truly a dog in a million.

Bob

No Ordinary Cat

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444764926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 9852

The phenomenal bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob, featuring best friends James and street cat Bob, now available as a special edition for children aged 11 and above. 'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob.' James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true 'tail' of love and friendship to make you smile! Please note contains some drug references.

Pudsey

My Autobidography

Author: Pudsey,

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 1405521392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2476

Earlier this year, a dog danced his way into the history books as the first canine winner of Britain's Got Talent. En route to the title, Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh Butler won over Walliams, delighted Dixon, stole the heart of Holden, and utterly captivated Cowell. They charmed the nation, too - with millions of viewers tuning in to see them take the crown. But what do we really know of Pudsey's journey to stardom? How did he get from being a depressed dog to the mutt of the moment? In this, the most unusual celebrity book of the year, he's finally ready to tell his tale. As a young pup, Pudsey always knew he was somehow different to his dog-standard peers. While his brothers and sisters contented themselves with chasing their tails, he sat apart, yearning for something more. With the help of the menagerie of pets that fill the Butler household and despite some dastardly opposition threatening to stop him at every turn, Pudsey managed to achieve his dream. This Autobidography tells the story of his incredibly journey, straight from the dog's mouth.

Where in the World Is Bob?

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444782820

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 3232

Fans of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB will love this hilarious illustrated book of Bob and his best friend James Bowen on their round-the-world journey. Find Street Cat Bob and his friend James hidden in the illustrations of all the countries they visit. Look for Bob at a cat temple in Japan or on safari in South Africa, as well as other world destinations in this perfect gift for any of his fans.

Black Rainbow

How Words Healed Me, My Journey Through Depression

Author: Rachel Kelly

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 168144464X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3649

In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days. Prescribed antidepressants by her doctor, and supported by her husband and her family, Rachel slowly began to get better, but her anxiety levels remained high, and six years later, as a stay-at-home mother, she suffered a second collapse even worse than the first. Throughout both of Rachel's periods of severe depression, the healing power of poetry became an integral part of her recovery. As someone who had always loved poetry, it became something for Rachel to cling on to in times of need - from repeating short mantras to learning and reciting entire poems - these words and verses became a powerful force for change in her life. In Black Rainbow Rachel analyses why poetry can be one answer to depression, and the book contains a selected 40 of the poems that provided Rachel with solace and comfort during her breakdown and recovery. At a time when mental health problems and depression are becoming more common, and the stigma around such issues is finally being lifted, this book offers a lifeline for anyone seeking to understand depression and seek new ways to treat it. Poetry is free, has no side-effects and, as Rachel can attest, 'prescribing words instead of pills' can be an incredibly powerful remedy.

Alfie the Doorstep Cat

Author: Rachel Wells

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008101612

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7590

For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.

A Letter to My Cat

Notes to Our Best Friends

Author: Lisa Erspamer

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

ISBN: 0804139660

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 3317

The follow-up to A Letter to My Dog takes on cats, with celebrities writing letters of love and gratitude to their beloved pet felines. Alluring, elusive, mysterious—the cats in our lives are not always easy to get to know. But as with all pets, they have unique personalities and stories to tell. Alongside beautiful four-color photos of their cats, A Letter to My Cat collects personal letters from celebrities offering love and gratitude for all that their cats bring to their lives.