The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa : Our Review
The Travelling Cat Chronicles, by Hiro Arikawa
When Satoru Miyazaki is forced to find a new home for his beloved Cat Nana, they embark on a road trip across Japan together, in Satoru’s little silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say. Eventually we learn the answer to why they embarked on this mysterious journey and we find out why Nana’s beloved owner has to give him away and it will break his heart… and yours.
Narrated in turns by Nana and by his owner, this is a quirky, uplifting, heartwarming tale of friendship, love, loyalty and loss, all seen through the eyes of a cat.
It shows how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives and has a strong message of “It’s not the journey that counts, but who’s by your side”. This is a gentle, yet utterly compelling read that I enjoyed from beginning to end. You will smile, laugh and cry and when you finish it the first thing you will want to do is start reading it again, right away!
Review by Jenny @ Great Escape Books