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Humans have owned and bred cats for thousands of years. During this time, cats have acted as beloved pets, helpful hunters, and even been honored as gods. People have also created dozens of different cat breeds, each with its own distinct traits. This guide covers more than 50 popular cat breeds from around the world, from the sleek and silky Abyssinian known for its curiosity and intelligence to the fluffy Himalayan that loves to cuddle and play. Accessible chapters detail each breed's history, appearance, and behavior. Readers also learn about the basics of cat care. Packed with adorable photos, key details, and interesting trivia, this book has everything readers want to know about their favorite cat breeds--plus plenty of info they can use to impress their friends. This all-encompassing resource is a must-have for any young reader who wants to be a GENIUS KID.