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The Cat Who Got Carried Away

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen

Part of the The Gaskitts Series

Featured Books for 5+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on The Cat Who Got Carried Away

A wonderful and humorous family adventure for the ever active Gaskitts. This time it is Horace the cat who has a starring role when he follows a pram and finds himself hot on the heels of a thief! Soon Mr and Mrs Gaskitt and Gus and Gloria are also chasing the pram and the missing pets that are its secret cargo.

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The Cat Who Got Carried Away Synopsis

The third book of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. Welcome to the latest grand and gripping Gaskitt story, in which Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! (Also starring: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram; and a considerable number of penguins.) What more do you want?

 

You can also collect the other Gaskitt stories: The Man Who Wore All His Clothes, winner of The Children's Book Award (Younger Children's category) 2002, The Woman Who Won Things and The Children Who Smelled a Rat.

 

The Cat Who Got Carried Away Press Reviews

 

"Huge fun and ideal for early readers." The Independent on Sunday

"Ahlberg's direct and funny storytelling style makes reading as near-effortless as possible." The Guardian

"A delight from beginning to end. The pictures are outstanding and mark the advent of a really inspired illustrator." The Financial Times

"These books are carefully crafted, ingenious gems ... every page a joy." The Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9781406341577
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406341577
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Katharine McEwen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Allan Ahlberg

As a childAllan was born in Croydon, but grew up in Oldbury in the Black Country. He says that if he hadn't grown up to be a writer, he would have loved to have been a soccer player. As an adultAllan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life As an artistAllan ...

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