The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

February 5, 2017

February 5, 1948

The Wallechinsky's are a creative family. The grandfather changed the family's last name to Wallace when they arrived in this country as Russian Jewish refugees. David Wallechinsky (February 5, 1948) chose to resume the Russian version for his own writing. David's father and sister, both writers, collaborated with him on some books, notably the "Book of Lists" series.

The fourth book of lists, (the first three were published in 1977, 1980, and 1983, respectively) is titled The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists: the 90's edition (1995). Therein we find a list of "11 cats who traveled long distances to return home."

David Wallechinsky and his wife and children live in Santa Monica and the south of France.

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