Magician Stephanus knew he shouldn't have given in to his cat's begging, but he did. And now a strangely tawny-haired, green-eyed young man – really Lionel the cat – is on his way to Brightford town to see what it's like to be human. Lionel soon finds that the town of Brightford is full of rogues and villains eager to cheat him. But he also meets the good (and beautiful) Mistress Gillian. Life as a human is full of adventure, danger, and emotion. How will Lionel ever fulfill his promise to his master to return and once again be a cat?
Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924–2007) was a widely-influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. The concluding book of the series, The High King, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969.
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