The Quayside Cat by Toby Forward

The Quayside Cat

Written by Toby Forward
Illustrated by Ruth Brown


The Quayside Cat by Toby Forward

Down by the harbour the quayside cat, Jim, comes to talk with Old Tregarn about his days long ago at sea. Inspired by Old Tregarn's tales, Jim longs for his own sea adventure. Before long the two cats have jumped aboard a ship, and so begins Jim's daring adventure at sea...


Delightful -- Clare Poole * Booksellers

* It proved, once again, how responsive young children are to beauty. * Bookbag * Stunningly illustrated, you will be captivated and mesmerised. * EYE * Delightfully told. The illustrations are simply superb. * Parents in Touch * I really loved this book, a good story, spectacular illustrations and bucketfuls of atmosphere. * The School Librarian *

About the Author

Toby Forward trained as a priest, but worked full time as a writer for many years. He lives in Liverpool and is now working for the 2008 European Capital of Culture Year. He is married with two daughters.

Ruth Brown is established as a highly successful illustrator and author. She lives in West London with her illustrator husband, Ken Brown, and they have two grown up sons.

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32 pages


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th November 2014



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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