Kaspar Prince of Cats
Written by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
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A wonderfully emotional but heart-warming tale from the pen of one of the foremost writers for children. Brilliantly interwoven in historical fact at the time of the sinking of the Titanic is the story of Kaspar the Savoy cat, who we also discover is a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. The story is utterly compelling and brought to life still further by some really dreamy illustrations by Michael Foreman. A story to read aloud during those cold wintry evenings as much as a story to cuddle up with alone. Wonderful.
A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Kaspar, Prince of Cats. Click Here to read the full reviews.
- Matilda Greenacre, age 7 - 'This is a lovely story about a cat...Overall I liked this book, and you will too if you like animals, ships and adventures....'
- Elspeth Paterson, age 9 - 'The adventures of a cat and a Bellboy! This book is really good. It is a fairly serious story in which the mood is lifted by funny sections and the mischievous characters.'
- Izzy Read, age 12 - 'one of the most enchanting books I ever read.'
- Bethany Urquhart, age 7 - 'I liked Lizziebeth because she is a funny hero and Kaspar because he seems like a real cat. I like the fact this book has some bits that are true.'
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Kaspar Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo
Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket - Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky's things to her room. But Johnny didn't expect to end up with Kaspar on his hands forever, and nor did he count on making friends with Lizziebeth, a spirited American heiress. Pretty soon, events are set in motion that will take Johnny - and Kaspar - all around the world, surviving theft, shipwreck and rooftop rescues along the way. Because everything changes with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he's Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Muscovite, a Londoner and a New Yorker, and as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic...
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7th January 2010
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