"A lighthearted concoction of extraordinary events, told with affection and humor." - The New York Times. Elephi Pelephi, the clever hero of this charming tale, is a lonely cat in need of a playmate. When he spies an abandoned Fiat outside his Fifth Avenue apartment, Elephi devises a rescue that leads to comic confusion and a suprising new friendship. Extraordinary illustrations accompany this classic delight from the winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jean Stafford (1915 - 79) wrote three novels and is best known for her short stories, which appeared in the New Yorker and other literary magazines. This tale, inspired by her own pet, is clearly the work of someone who loves and understands cats. "Oh, what an admirable cat is Elephi! (And what an admirable writer is Jean Stafford!)" - Publishers Weekly.