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The Cat Who Came in off the Roof

Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of The Cricket in Times Square comes this charming tale of courage, friendship, and what it really means to be human. This classic, which originated in Holland and has withstood the test of time worldwide, will appeal to listeners young and old - and dog and cat lovers alike! 

An act of kindness brings shy reporter Mr. Tibble into contact with the unusual Miss Minou. Tibble is close to losing his job because he writes only stories about cats. Fortunately, Minou provides him with real news. She gets the juicy inside information from her local feline friends, who are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. Tibble is appreciative, but he wonders how she does it. He has noticed that Minou is terrified of dogs and can climb trees and rooftops with elegance and ease.... It's almost as if she's a cat herself. But how can that be? 

Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.

©2016 Annie M. G. Schmidt (P)2016 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"To discover Annie M. G. Schmidt is to feel like the cat who got the cream - and the salmon fillet.... Guaranteed to make anyone seven-plus to 107 who likes to curl up with a book and a cat purr with pleasure." [ The Times (UK)]

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Fun to listen to, and kids can listen too!

we love to listen to audio books while drawing or picking up or especially in the car. it can be hard to find things for both adults and kids. Though a touch on the unbelievable side, still fun for me and the kids loved it!

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What a Fun Story!

Cleverly written story - quite charming! A fun way to spend time listening to this story.

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Cannot finish this book.

I listened to the first few chapters of this book and the narration was so annoying I had to stop and take a break. I decided on order to be fair that I should start all over. I listened for a few minutes and could not continue. The narrator over emotes which is distracting and takes away from the personalltirs of the characters thus disallowing the listener from getting to know them as written by the author. I really wanted to hear this book but had to stop listening. I am legally blind, subscribe to Audible and have listened to many recorded books. This is the first I have not completed. Overall and story ratings are impossible to judge but must he done in order to submit this review.