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Lovable cat Maru releases book

Loved by Internet fans, Maru's English-language book is selling fast.


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Aug 15, 2011   Updated on Jun 3, 2021, 3:22 am CDT

Maru is a Scottish Fold cat from Japan who squeezed into a cardboard box and shimmied right into our hearts. His YouTube channel, full of clips of Maru’s box acrobatics, has six million views. His blog is equally popular. It’s no wonder this cat has got a book deal.

On August 23, English speakers will no longer have to rely on the Internet to get their Maru fix. That’s the day HarperCollins releases the English-language version of I Am Maru, a photo book and DVD of the Internet-famous kitty’s antics.

The hardcover book is already available for preorder on Amazon. At a paltry $10, this is a deal cat-video aficionados can’t afford to miss.

Too bad there’s not a way to send your Amazon box back to Maru after you open it. Imagine the fun he’d have.

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*First Published: Aug 15, 2011, 6:20 pm CDT