The Cat Who Saved Books

The Cat Who Saved Books


Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really?

Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonderful books. Rintaro Natsuki loved this space that his grandfather had created. He spent many happy hours there, reading whatever he liked. It was the perfect refuge for a boy who tended to be something of a recluse.

After the death of his grandfather, Rintaro is devastated and alone. It seems he will have to close the shop. Then, a talking tabby cat called Tiger appears and 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 have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them. Finally, there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone . . .

Our Review

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa is an eccentric and heartening book.

“First things first, Grandpa’s gone. This tale that follows is pretty outrageous, but he knows that one fact is absolutely real.

It’s as real as the sun rising in the morning.”

The Cat Who Saved Books is about grief, friendship, and a reminder to readers, booksellers and publishers of the beauty of books.  

Rintero Natsuki has left with his grandfather since his mother died when he was young. Rintero is an outsider at school and chose to spend his time among the books in his grandfather’s shop. Now his grandfather has died and he is facing having to live his home and the bookshop.

Then Tiger, the talking cat, shows up and asks him to help him save some books.

This magical read is a must for anyone who truly loves books, it reminds us that books are meant to be read, enjoyed and cherished.

“A book that sits on a shelf is nothing but a bundle of paper. Unless it is opened, a book possessing great power or an epic story is a mere scrap of paper. But a book that has been cherished and loved, filled with human thoughts, and loved, filled with human thoughts, has been endowed with a soul.”

An excellent read.

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