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The Book Cat

Polly Faber
Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

This is a classic wartime tale of a (real!) cat who made his home at the Faber offices and decided he’d never leave.

136 in stock

£12.99
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571357888
Date Published
26.08.2021
Delivery
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Summary

This is a classic wartime tale of a (real!) cat who made his home at the Faber offices and decided he’d never leave.

‘This time we need to get you – get all of the kittens, safe out of London,’ said Morgan decisively . . . ‘To have a chance for a better life, well, let’s just say, I’ve got an idea.’

Morgan is a young orphan who lives off scavenging – until he finds a cosy home at a famous London publishing house. Over time he learns a trade – and soon becomes the very best book cat in the business. And then the Blitz begins. Morgan finds himself training up twenty odd kittens to be book cats, and then there is the small matter of secretly evacuating them out of London. Happily, Morgan has a plan.

Set in war-torn London, charmingly illustrated, and full of heart and verve.

‘Charming.’ Sunday Times
‘A sweet feline twist on the classic evacuee story.’ The Guardian
‘A delightful book.’ Books for Keeps

Critic Reviews

Charming story, illustrated with sweetness, dexterity and expressiveness

Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

Illustrated with bright-eyed charm... A sweet feline twist on the classic evacuee story

The Guardian
Critic Reviews

What a truly special book. Feline fun and adventure abound in this gentle and warm book which sensitively shows the reader how everyday life was affected during the war. One of the most wonderful books of its type I have ever read.

Mini Travellers
Critic Reviews

A delightful book, much enhanced by Clara Vulliamy's profuse illustrations. Beautifully produced

Books for Keeps
PollyFaber

Polly Faber writes books for children. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and two cats; the exceedingly fluffy Alan and his sleek moustachioed sister Babs. Her books include Picking Pickle and the Mango and Bambang series.

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