In case you have young children or just want an interesting novel to read for yourself, take a look at “Time Cat,” a novel about a talking cat who can travel through time. The author, Lloyd Alexander, began this novel based on his own cat, Solomon, who would visit his office , but the author would never see him come or go. He recalled in 1999:

“I began to have a private joke, playing a game as it were, pretending that he could somehow appear and disappear whenever he wanted to. … If a cat has nine lives, maybe he’s gone off to visit one of his nine lives. At that moment, it suddenly occurred to me – this sounds like an idea for a whole book. Each chapter would be one of his nine lives. I didn’t give him a credit in the book. But I should have, even though he didn’t do any work.”

Read more about “Time Cat” here.

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