A History of the World (According to Cats!)

A cat’s-eye view of history!

Discover secrets, stories and facts about history’s most fascinating felines! Young historians may never look at the past – or cats! – in quite the same way again.

Cats have prowled Earth for millennia, yet the history of the world has always been told through the eyes of humans. But now it’s time to – finally! – set the record straight and uncover the key role that cats have played in shaping the course of history.

Did you know that ancient Egyptians loved cats so much that they had special laws to protect them? Or that Isaac Newton’s cat helped him develop the theory of gravity? How about that Féliette, a French street cat, was the first cat to go into space in 1963? A History of the World (According to Cats!) introduces us to fur-raising facts and adventures from around the world and across the centuries. Discover unknown stories about real-life felines, including WWII heroes, courageous adventurers and even an astrocat that travelled in space (and made it back to Earth to tell the tale), this book places cats as the heroes of their own stories.

Full of real-life stories, with all the boring stuff left out, this book takes a look at the world’s history through feline eyes.

Publishes 14 September 2023
Scholastic UK
Available for pre-orders!
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Rebel Animals at Risk

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Generation Hope

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(Scholastic 2020)

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Rebel Cats!

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Scotland’s Animal Superstars

True stories about braw birds & beasties

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Overseas Editions

Kimberlie’s Scholastic books have been published in 22 countries around the world and translated into 20 languages, including: American English, Afrikaans, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian.