Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill
  

Barkbelly

Written by Cat Weatherill

7+ readers   9+ readers   All Shortlists and Winners   eBooks   eBooks   

RRP £6.99

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2006.

Brought up by loving human parents, Barkbelly is a little wooden boy who goes on the run after a tragic accident. The world he encounters is full of the unexpected including pirates, giant hedgehogs and life in the circus. Barkbelly’s adventures take the reader on a roller coaster of the unexpected in a beautifully realised and extraordinary fantasy world. Perfect for reading aloud. (7+)

Synopsis

Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill

An adventure story set in a beautifully realised world that's almost but not quite like our own. Presenting poetry, magic, and dark twists of fate, this story discovers what can happen when your dreams come true, but not in the way you expect.

Reviews

This is a magical and moving debut.

The Observer (U.K.) Fresh and inventive.

Michael Morpurgo, Children s Laureate (U.K.) A magical adventure . . . all these rich characters reflect real life but allow the reader to imagine the details for themselves.

This is a magical and moving debut. --The Times (U.K.) A glorious book . . . beautiful and touching. --The Observer (U.K.) Fresh and inventive. --The Children's Bookseller (U.K.) A startling fresh voice in children's books! Cat Weatherill is one of our great storytellers, vivacious and inventive.

About the Author

Cat Weatherill

Cat is a storyteller and writer. She is as old as her tongue and a little older than her teeth.

She was born and raised in Liverpool, where her grandmother saw an angel, her uncle fell off the Liver Building and her grandfather donated his shirt buttons to Beatles’ fans. Now she lives in Wales, a land of mist and magic.

After school, Cat studied Drama at Hull University, and she has been a professional performer ever since. She has worked as an actor and a singer, but she likes storytelling best. She became a professional storyteller in 1998.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback (b Format)
352 pages

Author

Cat Weatherill
More books by Cat Weatherill

Author's Website

www.catweatherill.co.uk/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2006

ISBN

9780141318745

Categories


It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools