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Written by Michael Morpurgo

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LoveReading View on Kaspar

A wonderfully emotional but heart-warming tale from the pen of one of the foremost writers for children.  Brilliantly interwoven in historical fact at the time of the sinking of the Titanic is the story of Kaspar the Savoy cat, who we also discover is a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic.  The story is utterly compelling and brought to life still further by some really dreamy illustrations by Michael Foreman. A story to read aloud during those cold wintry evenings as much as a story to cuddle up with alone.  Wonderful.

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Kaspar, Prince of Cats a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'one of the most enchanting books I ever read.'

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Kaspar Synopsis

A miraculous story of survival. Kaspar is a feline fairy tale which tells how, after a pampered life as Countess Kandinsky’s beloved pet which includes a spell staying in the Savoy, the eponymous cat survives the dramatic sinking of the Titanic. Freshly told by Johnny Trott, a young bell boy who befriends Kaspar, this slice of day dreaming against a real historical background is delightful.

Kaspar Press Reviews

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Kaspar, Prince of Cats.  You can read their reviews below.

Izzy Read, age 12 - 'one of the most enchanting books I ever read.'   Click Here to read the full review.

Bethany Urquhart, age 7 -
'I liked Lizziebeth because she is a funny hero and Kaspar because he seems like a real cat. I like the fact this book has some bits that are true.'  Click Here to read the full review.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007302130
Publication date: 28/05/2009
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Cd-audio

ISBN: 9780007266999
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007266999
Publication date: 1st September 2008
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Michael Morpurgo

Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...

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