Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out.
Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Told through writer Caroline Paul's rich and warmly poignant narrative and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's stunning and hilarious 4-color illustrations, Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.
“A delightful read for all those of us who would be lost without our cats.” —Suzy Becker, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All I Need to Know, I Learned From My Cat
“You may say that love is not a word for feelings between people and books. I say I loved this book. I felt giddy when I read it. I smiled constantly and made snorty crack-up noises, the kind that make the people around you go, What?! Then I’d get choked up, and then I’d be giddy again, and all the way through, I didn’t want it ever to end. I think we can all agree that’s love.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Packing for Mars and Stiff
“The writing and drawings are funny. Nutty. Heartwarming. Smart. Loopy. Full of love.” —Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of #1 New York Times Bestsellers Food Rules by Michael Pollan and The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
“Hilarious and moving…. Even non–cat lovers will find this an engaging read, charmingly illustrated by [Caroline] Paul’s partner, [Wendy] McNaughton, as Paul easily makes her strong emotions for her pets accessible and universal.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)