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Cats in Books

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Skye Blake here again.  This time I’m tracking down great felines in literature… cats in books, tomes, great reads, even cartoons and real life stories.  Ever hear of “The Cheshire Cat”?

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I’ll bet you know who “Garfield” and “Crookshanks” are! They’re all famous cats in literature, whether classic, modern or cartoon.

Here are a few of your favorite cats in a good kitty read. Who’s your favorite fictional feline?  On the prowl now for those listed below and even more books about my fellow crazy cats!

Silver Maine Coon cat

These and so many more great cats as characters in books are available in your local library, book stores like Barnes & Nobles, or online at,, and more. Links to these sources will be forthcoming…

“Cheshire Cat” & “Dinah”,
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
“Sneaky Pie Brown”,
Tail Gait (Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series)
by Rita Mae Brown
“The Quotable Cat” by C.E. Crimmins
“The Cat in the Hat”
by Dr. Seuss
“Aslan”, The Chronicles of Narnia series,
by C.S. Lewis
“Quotable Cats” by Milly Brown
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,
by T.S. Eliot
Harry Potter series
by J.K. Rowling
“The Quotable Cat” by Lisa A. Rogak
Various cats in
the Beatrix Potter children’s book series
The Incredible Journey,
by Sheila Burnford
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat,
by Amy Tan
by Akif Pirinçci
by Robert Repino
The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
“The Cat Who…” series
by Lillian Jackson Braun
cartoons by Jim Davis

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Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary. Primary are always preferable and have the most reliable information because primary sources are original and directly referenced. Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own. However, sometimes they refer to primary sources. Thus, when I use secondary sources most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources

(These links are for your convenience only… I make no money from them.)