The Ship's Kitten by Matilda Webb

The Ship's Kitten

Written by Matilda Webb

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A wonderfully heart-warming and funny story about a little kitten who is desperate to be a ship’s cat. Try as she might she’s ejected from boat after boat by other cats until that is, she finds herself on the biggest and smartest of ships as the happiest ship’s cat in all the world.


The Ship's Kitten by Matilda Webb

In a small fishing town, in an island entirely surrounded by stormy winter sea, a little kitten, alone in the wind and rain, searches for a home. The dark green sea boils and crashes around her and the fish glitter like diamonds in the waves. She sees the boats bobbing up and down in the harbour and knows that she wants to be a ship’s cat. But which has room for a ship’s kitten?

About the Author

Matilda Webb

Matilda Webb used to live in the Orkney Islands and had them in mind when she wrote the story. She was a museum archaeologist before taking up writing full time and has written non-fiction for adults and poetry. This is her first story for Happy Cat Books. She now lives in Oxford.

Ian Benfold-Haywood is an accomplished fine artist. He was a community artist in Wales before training to be a teacher. He has been published by Heinemann, Orion and Usborne.

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80 pages


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Happy Cat Books

Publication date

1st June 2008




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