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Cat in the Manger

Written by Michael Foreman

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A warm-hearted, beautifully told cat’s view of the Christmas story. The cat who lives in the manger is a cat with attitude, sometimes grumpy and often moaning but tonight it is looking forward to a quiet night with just the cows for company when some unexpected visitors turn up. The cat hates donkeys and it doesn’t like being tipped out of the manger but it soon becomes clear that something very wonderful is taking place that night. This beautiful, original and humorous take on the Nativity story is sure to become a Christmas classic. Its originality lies in the Christmas story being told from the perspective of a cat and very endearing it is too as the story of Christmas unfolds.


Cat in the Manger Synopsis

A long time ago, in a faraway land, a cat lived in a barn. Of course, he had to share it with all the other animals: cows and goats, chickens and...mice! Then, one wintry night, the door flew open and in came a man and a woman on a donkey, to take shelter from the snow...

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ISBN: 9781842709665
Publication date: 05/11/2009
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842709665
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit. He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt ...

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