Book About a Boy Who Became a Cat

I would love to find a novel written before 1960 about a boy who became a cat. The boy's name is Peter, he desperately wants a cat, chases one into the street, has an accident, and wakes up as a cat. He is befriended by a female cat named Jenny who teaches him all about being a cat. They go on board a ship and have all sorts of adventures.

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It ends with the boy waking up in the hospital, crying for Jenny, and he is finally given a cat of his own. I know this is pretty lame but it really is a terrific story that I want to read to my daughter. If anyone has information about this story, or an online resource for finding book names, etc. I would be very grateful.

Kind regards.
Lori

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August 17, 20050 found this helpful

Try "Jenny" by Paul Gallico

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By KLS8800 (Guest Post)
August 17, 20050 found this helpful

I found what you are looking for. The previous post had the author, but wrong title. The title is called 'Abandoned'. The website is http://www.Alibris.com
Good luck.

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August 20, 20050 found this helpful

Thank you both so much! This is the book I was looking for. It was first published in England under the title of 'Jenny' and then published in the US as The Abandoned.

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My mother is thrilled, she will be getting a copy also. Again--I really appreciate your kindness in responding.--Lori

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

It's hard to find a book if you don't know the name or the author, I wish I could help you. :)

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