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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd Alexander Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780307916778
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When he begins dealing with humanity, Lionel the cat begins to understand why his wizard master was reluctant to change him into a man. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 1973 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckayla | 1/19/2014

    " This book is like a long folktale. It is about the greediness of man kind and making hard decisions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 1/14/2014

    " A cat is changed into a man by his owner, a wizard, at the insistence of the cat. Though he is just to be a man for 24 hours,he has an amazing adventure and learns what is it like to be a human being. He become a hero but does he remain a man? You will enjoy this story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly Zupko | 1/14/2014

    " My favorite book from childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MichelleMarie | 1/4/2014

    " good lesson... take the good with the bad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/30/2013

    " I remember my Mom reading this book to me when I was about 8 or 9. I laughed hysterically for most of the time and later when I re-read it as an adult, laughed even harder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 booklady | 12/8/2013

    " Clever, fun, keeps you hanging in there, which we did until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Van Oosterum | 7/22/2013

    " This book is kind of out there. A cat wants to become a man and then his master turns him into one. He goes out on an adventure that is somewhat interesting. My son liked it more than I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Le-li Hollins | 5/10/2013

    " this book is funny and charming. lionel is so ignorant when it comes to humanity. the story plot was fantastic.the unexpected love is disturbing. i loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Logan | 3/26/2013

    " Daddy read this one aloud. Logan liked the notion of a man behaving like a cat; jumping up on the fireplace mantel, scratching, purring. He thought that was hilarious. Lloyd Alexander always delivers, bless his cat-loving self. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 11/19/2012

    " Not my favorite Lloyd Alexander although an interesting premise, viewing humanity through the eyes of a cat who so much desires to be a man. Heavy on the moralizing, and the stereotypes are too strong for my taste, but still a good fantasy and a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 10/30/2012

    " Wizard's cat turns into a man and changes the town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 9/27/2012

    " Lots of funny stuff, especially at the beginning of the book. Fun to read out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 7/8/2012

    " Yes, I'm a sucker for cat stories. This one is very funny. I wonder if Pratchett had read it before he turned Greebo into a man, or if that just happened to be great minds thinking alike? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 4/23/2012

    " I know he's known best for his Prydain books but I prefer his cat books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlee Huffines | 1/3/2012

    " Read it when I was little and found it for a dollar at my job. Quite a good book for a kid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary-Beth | 10/10/2011

    " It's a silly book, but it's fun. A cat named Lionel decides he wants to become a man and as he lives with a wizard he gets his wish. Hijinks ensue as he discovers that being able to speak and look like a human doesn't really make one a human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaela | 8/6/2011

    " This too was clever, but more than kids in the age of 10-12. I read it when I was 12 or 13, and though I enjoyed, something tells me I'd have liked it more had I read it younger. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sadie.712 | 7/17/2011

    " Unique and traditional but an easy read. The end wasn't completely satisfying but overall, fun and an experiance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/24/2011

    " This is a good book. I recommend it to all. J.K. It's probably to kiddish for anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 4/29/2011

    " But the full emsemble recording was cloyingly bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 4/1/2011

    " Not my favorite Lloyd Alexander although an interesting premise, viewing humanity through the eyes of a cat who so much desires to be a man. Heavy on the moralizing, and the stereotypes are too strong for my taste, but still a good fantasy and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 3/9/2011

    " Lots of funny stuff, especially at the beginning of the book. Fun to read out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 2/26/2011

    " A cat is changed into a man by his owner, a wizard, at the insistence of the cat. Though he is just to be a man for 24 hours,he has an amazing adventure and learns what is it like to be a human being. He become a hero but does he remain a man? You will enjoy this story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Le-li | 2/24/2011

    " this book is funny and charming. lionel is so ignorant when it comes to humanity. the story plot was fantastic.the unexpected love is disturbing. i loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/1/2011

    " This book is kind of out there. A cat wants to become a man and then his master turns him into one. He goes out on an adventure that is somewhat interesting. My son liked it more than I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MichelleMarie | 10/21/2010

    " good lesson... take the good with the bad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 11/10/2009

    " Yes, I'm a sucker for cat stories. This one is very funny. I wonder if Pratchett had read it before he turned Greebo into a man, or if that just happened to be great minds thinking alike?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/3/2009

    " Wizard's cat turns into a man and changes the town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckayla | 8/9/2008

    " This book is like a long folktale. It is about the greediness of man kind and making hard decisions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 booklady | 8/6/2008

    " Clever, fun, keeps you hanging in there, which we did until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaela | 8/2/2008

    " This too was clever, but more than kids in the age of 10-12. I read it when I was 12 or 13, and though I enjoyed, something tells me I'd have liked it more had I read it younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/20/2008

    " I remember my Mom reading this book to me when I was about 8 or 9. I laughed hysterically for most of the time and later when I re-read it as an adult, laughed even harder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly | 3/14/2008

    " My favorite book from childhood. "

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About the Author
Author Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children’s fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.