The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber
  

The Mousehole Cat

Written by Antonia Barber
Illustrated by Nicola Bayley

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Synopsis

The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber

A much-anticipated, beautiful new edition of a modern classic, this is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole, Cornwall, where Mowzer the cat lives happily with old fisherman Tom. Their life is a happy one - until one terrible winter the Great Storm-Cat comes clawing and snarling and leaping at the harbour walls, so that no boat can go out to sea to fish. Soon, with Christmas coming, there is no food left in Mousehole. It is then that Mowzer and Tom set out to brave the fury of the waves together, and discover that it might just need a cat's perspective to understand - and tame - the ferocious ways of the Great Storm-Cat sea...Gently yet powerfully told, this incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship inspired by Cornish legend is sure to connect with readers of all ages, new and old alike.

Reviews

Beautifully, carefully written ... A book to wallow in, read and re-read, for any age from five or so to the very grown-up. The Sunday Times Gently yet powerfully told, this lyrical, incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship, brought life by beautiful, dream-like illustrations and inspired by Cornish legend, has a magical quality that age cannot wither. Lancashire Evening Post Each of the pictures has so much to discover and they are so warm and heartfelt - it's a real treasure of a book. Green Parent A modern classic, this is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole [...] Gently yet powerfully told, this incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship inspired by Cornish legend continues to connect with readers of all ages. Western Morning News

About the Author

Antonia Barber

Antonia Barber comes from a theatrical family, and began making up stories and plays in early childhood. After studying at the University of London, she became a playwright, and then a successful children’s author. A splendid storyteller, she has been writing children’s books for almost thirty years, and has a warm following among children and their parents.

Her previous books include The Mousehole Cat; a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film, The Enchanter’s Daughter and Ghosts, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden.

Antonia Barber lives with her three children in Kent.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Antonia Barber
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th July 2015

ISBN

9781406360776


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