Kate, the Cat and the Moon
Written by David Almond
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The Lovereading4Kids commentA magical, dreamy night-time adventure for a little girl and the cat she befriends in the moonlight. Together they take off into the sky, exploring the world of dreams, all of which is revealed in a wonderful, open-out double page spread. This is a book to wonder over and enjoy at leisure. (5+)
Kate, the Cat and the Moon by David Almond'Once, in a shining night, while the moon looked down and the stars glittered in the endless sky, and all the house was lost in dreams... the little girl woke and heard a cat. "Miaow," called the cat. "Miaow."' David Almond is known for his subtle and intelligent imagination. This, his first picture book, demonstrates his briliance as a storyteller - as he weaves together the dreams of Kate, the girl and her family... on a single night of magic.
... It will be apparent that this is a complex and challenging picture book, but one that will repay many readings. Stephen's Lambert's illustrations are superb and full of life. The School Librarian One of the best of this year's new picture books. The Irish Times 5 David Almond is a fine writer, one of the very finest we have. He is simply incapable of writing a bad sentence. In THE FIRE-EATERS, his sense of place is unerring. Michael Morpurgo, Financial Times Magazine 6 David Almond's The Fire-Eaters is an exceptional novel. - Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller 7 'Once in a while a book comes along that takes over your head and your heart. David Almond's The Fire-Eaters is such a book ... The writing is lyrical and atmospheric and establishes a strong sense of place.' - Wendy Cooling, The Bookseller 8 'Almond makes familiar issues fresh; his characters are finely drawn and his depiction of place perfectly realised.' - Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian 9 SKELLIG: 'Gripping, beautifully and brilliantly written. Everyone is raving about this unforgettable book.' - The Sunday Times 10 KIT'S WILDERNESS: '...this superb piece of lyrically-written literary fiction captivates children and their parents alike.' - The Guardian 11 HEAVEN EYES: 'David Almond understands the joy and fear of being alive better than most - Heaven Eyes is a mysterious gift of a novel.' - The Times 12 SECRET HEART: 'This gripping book will enrich your soul and fire your imagination.' - The Daily Telegraph With words that move as smoothly as a cat in the night, this perfect, poetic picture book will stroke a child's imagination until it purrs. Child Education Like the best picture books, it reads like poetry. Lambert's illustrations complement the lyrical trance-like state. the Glasgow Herald Will leave young readers spellbound. Books For Keeps Action floats freely ... Words and images are in a poetic and mesmeric partnership. TES Teacher A moonlit world of adventures ... younger readers will enjoy exploring the scene. Junior News and Mail ...beguiling text... inspired illustrations. Publishing News 'David Almond's first picture book Kate, the Cat and the Moon has a poetic text made of the stuff of dreams, given magical shape and solidity in Stephen Lambert's artwork.
's Bookseller ...has a poetic text made the stuff of dreams, given magical shape and solidarity in Stephen Lambert's artwork - The Bookseller Bookseller 'Almond's simple, almost incantatory prose is beautifully illustrated by Stephen Lambert, whose landscapes are reminiscent of Hockney. A book for every child who has longed for the freedom to run wild.'
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