The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel

The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel

The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel

The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel

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Written with a rich simplicity that makes its depths both reachable and rewarding, The Cat Who Saved Books is a quirky adventure that will charm even the most stone-hearted reader.


From the #1 bestselling author in Japan comes a celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles.

Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat appears with an unusual request. The feline asks for—or rather, demands—the teenager’s help in saving books with him. The world is full of lonely books left unread and unloved, and the cat and Rintaro must liberate them from their neglectful owners. 

Their mission sends this odd couple on an amazing journey, where they enter different mazes to set books free. Through their travels, the cat and Rintaro meet a man who leaves his books to perish on a bookshelf, an unwitting book torturer who cuts the pages of books into snippets to help people speed read, and a publishing drone who only wants to create bestsellers. Their adventures culminate in one final, unforgettable challenge—the last maze that awaits leads Rintaro down a realm only the bravest dare enter . . . 

An enthralling tale of books, first love, fantasy, and an unusual friendship with a talking cat, The Cat Who Saved Books is a story for those for whom books are so much more than words on paper. 

Translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai.

"Cats, books, young love, and adventure: catnip for a variety of readers!" –Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063095748
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Format: eBook
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 7,188
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sosuke Natsukawa is a doctor in Nagano, Japan. He is the author of the prize-winning Japanese bestseller Kamisama No Karute (God’s Medical Records), and the number-one international bestseller The Cat Who Saved Books.

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