Seafurrers: The Ships' Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World

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5.4 X 0.8 X 7.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Philippa Sandall is cocreator of the Seafurrers blog as well as coauthor of several books in the bestselling New Glucose Revolution series. She runs her own editorial consulting agency in New South Wales. Ad Long is the illustrator for and of the bestselling Australian history books Girt and True Girt, as well as author of the crime novel Too Greedy to Live. Both live in Australia.


"It's a purrfect read for lovers of cats, ships and history in general."--Catster Magazine

"Reveals the little-known history of cats as beloved--and surprisingly essential--shipmates of the old high seas. A purrfectly heartwarming tail indeed!"--David F. Winkler, PhD, Naval Historical Foundation

"Funny, furry, and fascinating! With a lovely balance between parody and earnest maritime history, Sandall has chosen priceless historic photographs, infused deep and wide-ranging research, and spun a ball of spellbinding and hilarious sea yarns."--Richard J. King, author of Lobster and The Devil's Cormorant and columnist for Sea History magazine

"At last! A history of cats of the sea. Long overdue, this book is as exquisite as a bowl of milk or a nice, plump ship's mouse."--Schooner the cat, as told to maritime archaeologist, author, and explorer James Delgado

"This delightful tome introduces us to the stories of seafurrring kitties. Bart's pitch-purrfect yarns take the reader on a meowverlous journey, while Ad's illustrations are the tasty cream on the kibble."--Anna Holloway, PhD, maritime historian, author, and curator

"In Seafurrers, author Philippa Sandall and first mate Bart take us on a fascinatingly eclectic sea voyage through history, geography, literature, and pop culture, humorously illustrated by Ad Long. A great resource for maritime historians and cat lovers alike."--André B. Sobocinski, historian, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery