Mrs Cockle's Cat
Written by Philippa Pearce
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This magical story weaves a delightful fantasy around a simple and touching story of a lost cat. Mrs Cockle lives at the top of a very tall house which has a useful trap door that opens directly onto the roof. When Mrs Cockle is out at work all day selling balloons she lets her cat Peter out so that he can enjoy the sunshine. One day Peter goes missing and Mrs Cockle sets out on a fantastic journey, including walking on the clouds, to find him and bring him home. Hugely touching it's a story to be enjoyed by parent and child together or for a child who is just beginning to enjoy more independent reading.
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Mrs Cockle's Cat by Philippa Pearce
A brilliantly written classic story about an old lady and her beloved cat. In order to keep her cat Peter in fish, Mrs Cackle sells balloons on a street corner but one day Peter disappears and, pining for him Mrs Cackle becomes so frail and thin that one day a puff of wind blows her and her balloons away up into the sky. Eventually she lands again but in the most unexpected of places; a boat close to shore and little does she expect to see someone she knows looking mighty and proud in the bow of the boat...
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“This is a brilliant piece of writing... a little gem of a book. All Pearce’s books have this strange, unobtrusive power. They seem like simple fantasy or adventure stories, but somehow they never leave you.” - Frank Cottrell Boyce
About the Author
Interest Age: 4-9
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Jane Nissen Books
Jane Nissen Books is an imprint of Jane Nissen Books
Upon retirement from Penguin in 2001, and with the belief that children of the 21st Century should have access to some of the best-loved books of the 20th Century, many of which have gone out of print over the years, Jane Nissen set up her own publishing company with the sole purpose of bringing lost childrenâ€™s classics back into print. In 2007, Jane was granted the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of British childrenâ€™s books.
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