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The Cat Who Saved Books

Sosuke Natsukawa (Author), Louise Heal Kawai (Translator)


Sosuke Natsukawa’s The Cat Who Saved Books (translated by Louise Heal Kawai), is the story of Rintaro Natsuki, who was in kinship care with his grandfather. Rintaro is processing the recent death of his grandfather, the man he grew up with. The teenager has inherited the shop the old man ran, Natsuki Books, a haven filled with second-hand tomes from all around the world, but it’s a home he’s soon to leave as the plan is for him to head off to live with his aunt. Enter a talking tabby cat called Tiger who asks Rintaro for help. The cat needs a book lover to join him on a mission. This odd couple will go on three magical adventures to save books from people who have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them. Finally, there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone . . .

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