Casper the Commuting Cat: The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts

Casper the Commuting Cat: The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts

Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner Sue Finden had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters. Bus drivers, too, were getting well-acquainted with Casper, and notices went up in their depot alerting staff that a very special passenger might board their vehicle. In fact, he became a mascot for the bus company, and pictures of him and Susan adorned No. 3 buses. When Casper was sadly killed by a car in early 2010 messages of sympathy flooded in from places as far a field as Australia and Argentina. It quickly became clear that Casper and his remarkable story had touched the lives of many people around the world. Movingly told by the owner who loved him dearly, Casper the Commuting Cat is the touching story of a very special black-and-white cat who rode the bus and stole our hearts.

Title:Casper the Commuting Cat: The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780857200082
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    Casper the Commuting Cat: The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts Reviews

  • Kelly Mander

    The story of Casper is indeed very sweet, especially if you're a cat lover. But it's clear from the outset that Sue Finden is not a writer. She takes the reader round and round in circles trying to ex...

  • Floor Flawless

    It was like I was sitting next to Susan whilst she was telling her story about Casper and all those other cats. I liked it! ...

  • Lydia

    This was my "I can't believe we actually voted to leave the EU I need a book about a cat right now so help me god" read.When you want to pretend that people in your country haven't made a stupid decis...

  • Kirsti

    I loved it! I was glad to know poor Casper died before reading the whole thing, because nothing is worse than not knowing. I liked the author's writing style too, there was plenty of information about...

  • Nikki

    The beautiful true story of Casper's journey on public transport made me laugh and cry!It is a heartfelt tale of his life and the lives of those he touched. I particularly liked some of letters from t...

  • Barry

    Hmm. I usually like these sorts of books. You know - the ones that tend to follow the Marley & Me formula of "my pet was something special and meant a lot to me and then it died." I like them because ...

  • Lisa

    Am I heartless if I criticise this? I hope not. This is a hugely enjoyable, touching story. I loved reading about Casper and his family, and, as a cat-lover, could relate to Casper's story. At one sta...

  • IronyOnHighHeels

    This is a really lovely story. I would imagine that especially cat lovers will feel drawn to it. Unfortunately I never heard of it through the news when it actually happened. You might have?The only c...

  • Victoria

    the story started in Weymouth, before moving down to Devon, and maybe it was because of the local links in the book (the bus company in Bournemouth is the same, for example) but i felt a real connecti...

  • Alexandra

    This book has had me in tears. I've had a lot of tuxedo cats over the years and they all have had big personalities. Casper is another tuxedo with a big personality. His love of being on the buses is ...