By James Bowen
Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A highway Cat Named Bob vaulting its method to #7 at the manhattan occasions bestseller record in its first week on sale. With rights offered to 27 international locations world wide and a best spot at the British bestseller checklist for greater than a 12 months, this booklet has been a smashing luck world wide. As road Cat Bob and James spend a chilly and difficult December at the streets jointly, James once again attracts energy and notion from his notable cat—learning very important classes concerning the precise that means of Christmas alongside the way.
From the day James rescued a highway cat deserted within the hallway of his sheltered lodging, they begun a friendship which has remodeled either their lives and, during the bestselling books A highway Cat Named Bob and the area in response to Bob, touched hundreds of thousands round the world.
In this new tale in their trip jointly, James appears again on the final Christmas they spent scraping a dwelling at the streets and the way Bob helped him via certainly one of his hardest times—providing power, friendship and proposal but in addition educating him vital classes concerning the real that means of Christmas alongside the way.
Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, in addition to the masses of millions of fanatics who learn A road Cat Named Bob and the area in response to Bob, can be desirous to learn the subsequent chapters within the lifetime of James and Bob.
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