Oliver: The Cat Who Saved Christmas
# UM7772 Hardcover, 315 pages; 2015
The worst night of my entire nine lives started with some leftover fish.
So begins this humorous and heartwarming fictional tale, charmingly narrated by a cat named Oliver. Taken in by friendly humans when his home burns down and his owner moves in with his cat-allergic sister in London, Oliver feels lucky to have survived the trauma and "fallen on [his] paws." The cuddly and compassionate cat is determined to make the best of his new life…leaving big smiles and little miracles in his wake. Cat-lovers will pounce on this light and uplifting holiday read (or better yet, read-aloud) for all ages. (CH)