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Join Samuel as he journeys across a mysterious, fairytale land, and uncovers answers to the meaning of life and the world to which he belongs.
The Cat That Book1 Book 1:
The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again
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    The Cat That Tamed a Flame
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    Book 1:
    The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again - Book Cover

     

    The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again

    A nameless cat lives in a town of dry, unhappy people devoid of moisture, joy and creativity. How did the townspeople get this way? Who stole the moisture? And how can one crafty cat return moisture—and life—to his town? "The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again" tells the tale of how a feline hero discovers these answers. On his journey, he overcomes obstacles with wit and determination, finds new friends in unexpected places, and learns the simple joy—and transcendent power—of helping others.

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    Author:
    James D. Maxon
    Paperback:
    134 pages
    Publish Date:
    December 18, 2008
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-10:
    1440485275
    ISBN-13:
    978-1440485275
    Book Dimensions:
    7.8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
    Weight:
    4.8 ounces
    Book 2:
    The Cat That Tamed a Flame - Book Cover The Cat That Tamed a Flame

    Having restored the life-giving moisture to the land, and returned to his life as a house cat, Samuel's leisurely existence is once again interrupted—this time by a visit from a wolf. With news that a rampant flame threatens to burn down the forest, Samuel travels with his new companion in hopes of stopping the fire before it spreads across the land. Yet new dangers await our feline hero as the harsh realities of nature put his survival skills to the test.

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    Author:
    James D. Maxon
    Paperback:
    134 pages
    Publish Date:
    March 5, 2012
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-10:
    0615608728
    ISBN-13:
    978-0615608723
    Book Dimensions:
    8 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches inches
    Weight:
    7.5 ounces
    Reviews:

    "I just finished this book and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it. The creativity of the story holds the reader's attention throughout. The cat's journey reinforces positive messages without being overbearing. Overall a good book for people of all cultural and religious backgrounds.

    It would be a great book for a parent to read with a child. My stepson is too young, but I have put it on his bookshelf and we'll have to read it together in a year or so when he's a little bigger. Highly recommended."

    - L. Malm

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    "As a child, there are certain books that you read, and read, and read again, until a point comes that its pages are faded, bent and torn. As age creeps up on us, the book becomes a fond memory that, on melancholy occasions, invades our thoughts. Now as an adult, we long for the recollection of those long lost stories. We hunt and search e-bay daily until we find our desired tale. We spend more in shipping alone, than the book cost new. But our obsession is fulfilled, and for a brief moment, we once again feel the comfort of our childhood.

    “The cat that made nothing something again” is that kind of a story. Share this book with your child, and give them an invaluable memory that will haunt them, in a fantastic way, for the rest of their lives."

    - R. Lee

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    "This book is a quest story like no other. Two sponges have robbed a town of all its moisture, leaving it dull and grey. Even the people have had their creativity and initiative absorbed from them.

    A travelling black cat determines to find the sponges and restore the moisture. Along the way he encounters a seed that cannot grow, a troll with anger management problems, a jester who can only make negative riddles, and my favourite, the Bicker People, who argue all day long.

    It is also a journey of self discovery as the cat begins to realise certain basic truths about himself.

    As such, this is a moral adventure of the classic type, but brimming with originality. Maxon makes you laugh, but he also provokes reflection on one’s own sensibilities.

    The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again is ideal for primary/elementary school children and makes excellent bedtime reading."

    - Will Hadcroft (author of the Anne Droyd series and The Blueprint.)

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    "I loved this story! It's always great to find a children's story that also resonates for adults and "The Cat ..." does just that. Kids will enjoy following the nameless cat's adventures and adults will appreciate the subtle insights into human nature that the cat's experiences reveal.

    While the story delivers a very upbeat and Christian message it does so without being the least bit preachy. And the dialogue between the cat and the characters he meets is just top-notch and fun.

    This would be a great book to read and discuss with young readers. Highly recommended!"

    - E. Pimplaskar

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    "James Maxon creates a story that has the feel of a classic fairy-tale, but is wonderfully fresh.

    He does a fantastic job with his personification of the main character, a house cat. Cat lovers will easily recognize the personality quirks of an independent, self-motivated cat who looks out for its own interests first, but still manages to be an affectionate loving member of the family.

    My kids were delighted with the daring adventures of the cat, and the action of the plot, but also understood the moral of the story.

    I would definitely recommend this tale to anyone, child or child-at-heart, who would enjoy a sweet, well-crafted story about a very brave and wise cat."

    - Zoie Walden

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    "Imagine living in a world without emotion or ambition - a world where you exist in an almost robotic state. This allegory symbolizes the essence of selfishness and its profound effect on life. Written in the simplicity of a children's story, "The Cat that made Nothing Something Again" is thought provoking for all ages. It encourages action, bravery and self-assessment and improvement. This is a must read for parents and teachers seeking to instill positive behavior in their charges."

    - Tonki N Ese "Tonks"


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    "Simple but vital truths are put forth in this fairytale senario that all ages can appreciate, entitled, "The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again."

    Parents, I hope you will purchase this book and read it to your kids. I have worked with kids most of my life and I am quite sure that children of all ages will love this story.

    The most important themes in this story are that of thinking less of yourself and that of giving to others-- two themes that always bear repeating.

    Another virtue eluded to in this story is that of finding friendship in unexpected places with unexpected people.

    This story also reminds us of the importance of breaking free from bad patterns of behavior and comfortable ruts in our lives in order to grow and help those around us.

    This book is a wonderful addition to your child's bookshelf, a book that they will enjoy reading either alone or with someone else."

    - H. Howard "HBear"


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    "I like children's books that teach kids consideration for other people and respect for life in general. This book is a fun journey that does bring home some good lessons about life."

    - Arthur Ramsey


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    "I am really glad I had an opportunity to read this story. For some reason it took my imagination back to the old Kings Quest games and put a big smile on my face. I have always been very particular about fantasy because I put it up on such a high pedestal and I want to to tell all readers and lovers of fantasy GET THIS! It's a beautiful short story that Christians and nonchristians will love. It has a message that is subtle and not preachy . There are some very good messages in here that all of us need to know about and take it to heart. Children are going to love this book how can they not fall in love with the nameless Cat. I hope the author writes another book someday. He has so much promise it's a wonderful gift and priceless treasure to be able to weave a story like this and cause a person to suspend there disbelief so easily. So to finish up I love this book and I highly recommend it to anyone that comes here looking for a good read."

    - T. Murphy

     
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