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His Royal Whiskers

Written by Sam Gayton

Illustrated by Peter Cottrill

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His Royal Whiskers Review

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks Stories about Animals

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017    Full of astonishing imagination and curious and unexpected adventures, His Royal Whiskers is a royal romp of a story that will delight all those who love magic, mystery, mayhem - and cats! Breakfast is ruined for a ferocious Czar when he discovers that something truly dreadful has happened to his royal son and heir. The young prince hasn't been kidnapped but, even worse, he has been turned into a cat! And a cat with fleas just to add insult to injury. How the Prince and his clever friends outwit the fearsome Czar is a delight. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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His Royal Whiskers by Sam Gayton


His Royal Whiskers Synopsis

Something bad has happened to Prince Alexander, the only heir to the mighty Petrossian Empire. Something worse than kidnapping. Something worse than murder. Somehow, the Prince has been miraculously transformed into a fluffy-wuffy kitten. Why has this terrible catastrophe happened?

Who are the boy and girl brewing secret potions down in the palace kitchens? And how are they possibly going to avoid getting their heads chopped off?

His Royal Whiskers Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Sarah Barnes Mogendorff - 'A topsy-turvy mixture of fairy tale stories with a few pictures scattered throughout. It’s written in a playful and intelligent way that isn’t patronising. A good book for all seasons!'
  • Evie Aconley, age 10 - 'I thought this book was amazing because it was completely true and a good story as it intrigues you into the story so you almost can't get out.'
  • Emily Lonsdale, age 11 - 'This book is pure adventure, it’s very exciting, a story that will stay with you a life time.'
  • Emily Golding, age 9 - 'Magically funny, hilarious results. This is probably one of the funniest books I've read in AGES! Totally mind-boggling spells and ludicrous results!'
  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'Funny and exciting, amusing and wonderful. This brilliant book is absolutely fantastic! I would recommend this to my friends. I don't think I could have read a better book, to be honest!'
  • Charlotte Cassidy, age 11 - 'This was a fun book, suitable for boys and girls aged 9 and older who like funny adventurous books.'
  • Rosie Watch - 'It is a wonderful mixture of creativity and humour, but with a dark side that is quite frightening.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 11 - 'I recommend this book to 9+ fantasy readers. I give it 5 stars.'
  • Anastasia Abdian, age 12 - 'A funny and clever book. Not challenging to read and I recommend it to younger readers. It is quite descriptive but could include some harder language.'
  • Annabelle Cassidy, age 8 - 'I really enjoyed this book because it was very adventurous and funny. It was AMAZING!'
  • Josh Parcell, age 9 - 'A great book that I wanted to keep reading. The story was full of great twists and events and I would love to read the next instalment of the cat’s adventure!' 
  • Tristan Pender, age 9 - 'A very interesting book but quite confusing in places. Still very enjoyable.'

His Royal Whiskers Press Reviews

Alchemy, adventure and destiny: Gayton is a fantastically inventive storyteller -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

An outstanding story packed with magic and mayhem Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher

Gayton is increasingly imaginative with each successive book  Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781783443826
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783443826
Publication date: 5th January 2017
Author: Sam Gayton
Illustrator: Peter Cottrill
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Sam Gayton

Sam Gayton lives in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).

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