Tom Finger by Gillian McClure

Tom Finger

Written by Gillian McClure
Illustrated by Gillian McClure


Tom Finger by Gillian McClure

One day a strange cat appears at the door. 'My name is Tom Finger,' he cries. Each day he appears, and each day he leaves a strange and wonderful gift: a silk purse, a lace handkerchief, an embroidered needle case. Queenie is completely entranced by him - her brother though is convinced he is a witch's cat. But Queenie is determined to find out - and one day starts following the cat through the snowy forest, following a trail of red wool...What Queenie finds at the end of the trail is totally unexpected. A book that has exquisite, beautiful illustrations,and a traditional feel that will be cherished for years to come. Praise for Tom Finger: 'McClure's storytelling has a strange magical rhythm to it and her drawings have a wistful delicacy' Books for Keeps 'enchanting' Financial Times 'a magical tale, set in a snowy landscape' Daily Telegraph


'McClure's storytelling has a strange magical rhythm to it and her drawings... have a wistful delicacy'

; 'enchanting

; 'a magical tale, set in a snowy landscape

About the Author

Gillian McClure

Carnegie Medal shortlisted author and illustrator Gillian McClure is the creator of many picture books, including Selkie (A Scottish Folk Tale), Mouse in the House, Flood, We’re Going to Build a Dam and Zoe’s Boat. Gillian lives in Cambridge. From 2010 - 2016 she ran her own publishing company, Plaister Press.

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32 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

2nd September 2002



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