Cat Tales: Shop Cat by Linda Newbery
  

Cat Tales: Shop Cat

Written by Linda Newbery

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Early readers will enjoy Linda Newbery’s Cat Tales series. In Shop Cat, Hattie has a strange feeling that it is the cat Twister who is bringing success to her uncle’s toyshop. Can a cat really a make a toyshop work? In her Cat Tales titles Linda Newbery gives her cats strong roles and real personalities. Why not check out Smoke Cat as well.

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Cat Tales: Shop Cat by Linda Newbery

Hattie loves going to visit her uncle Theo's toyshop, especially since the arrival of a tortoiseshell cat with green eyes. Hattie loves the cat and names her Twister, on account of the friendly way she curls and twists between people's legs. When no one comes to claim her, Twister becomes the Shop Cat and proves very popular with customers.

About the Author

Linda Newbery

Linda Newbery always wanted to be a writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe, but only began submitting her work once she became a secondary school teacher. She had her first novel published in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Linda writes for various age groups and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, for The Shell House and Sisterland and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Set in Stone.
Linda lives in a Northamptonshire village with her husband and three cats. She is an active member of the SAS and on the committee of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group of the Society of Authors.

Linda on Linda
When I was a child, dreaming that one day I might be an author, I used to gaze longingly at the N shelves in bookshops and libraries, and imagine my own books parked next to E. Nesbit’s. She’s still there, with her classic stories The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and others. Philip Pullman, nearby, takes up an awful lot of space, but sometimes there’s room for me between them.

As a child I used to do a lot of secret writing in my bedroom. I rarely showed anyone, and certainly not my teachers. At that time I was rather unwisely trying to write complete novels. Later, when exams got in the way, I began writing poetry - because poems could be short!

When I was a teenager, there was no such thing as teenage fiction – you went straight from children’s books to adult books. It wasn’t until much later, when I was training to be an English teacher, that I came across teenage fiction, and excellent writers such as K. M. Peyton, Aidan Chambers and Jill Paton Walsh. Before long I wanted to have a go.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages
Interest Age: 6+

Author

Linda Newbery
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Author's Website

www.lindanewbery.co.uk/

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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

30th January 2009

ISBN

9780746097304

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