Behold Weezie, Dickens-loving fat cat, beloved pet of one of our sales reps.
GARFIELD IS NOT IN THIS BOOK! AT ALL!
So, I ordered some food online and you get a chance to win a coupon after placing the order. I didn’t win… but I did get the most eerily appropriate consolation prize combining my love of lolcats and Dickens.
“He was the best of toms. He was the worst of toms.”
From the start “The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale (Peachtree, $16.95, age 8-12), by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, borrows from Charles Dickens to pull young readers into a story about an unlikely friendship between a cat and a mouse who share the secrets of an English pub.
Dickens himself is a minor character in the suspenseful middle grade novel. He’s seen struggling to write the opening for A Tale of Two Cities. Queen Victoria shows up, too, but it’s Dickens, one of the kings of English literature, who gets his due.
The Duchess of Cornwall is set to visit Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London to open its new cattery…
In the early years it received help from Charles Dickens, who penned a newspaper article called Two Dog Shows in support of the Home, before it moved to south London.
|—||David Copperfield, chap. 35|