The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home by Jill Tomlinson

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Suzy the little striped cat is always curious; so curious that she often gets into all kinds of trouble. And that is exactly what happens when she climbs into a hot air balloon and finds herself swept up in the air and across the sea. Will Suzy ever get back to her own home? An exciting story for beginner readers. ~ Julia Eccleshare


The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home by Jill Tomlinson

Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air balloon - and is carried off over the channel to England! How will she ever get back to France? It won't be easy, but Suzy refuses to be put off by a bit of water...Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades.

This picture book edition is stunningly illustrated by Paul Howard and comes complete with audio book CD - voiced by Maureen Lipman. All this makes The Cat Who Wanted To Go Home an even more enjoyable story for young readers.

About the Author

Jill Tomlinson

Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did!

It did not come easily. Her first story, The Bus who went to Church, was rejected by sixteen publishers before it was accepted for a picture book. Several other picture books followed until she felt a need to stretch herself further. She wrote five short stories about a hen wanting to visit an aunt and her chicks, and Methuen thought that if she wrote another five stories on the same theme the book would fit well into their new ‘Read Aloud’ series.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

2nd January 2014




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