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The Mousehole Cat Antonia Barber

The Mousehole Cat By Antonia Barber

The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber

Condition - Very Good
<30 in stock


A picture book favourite, this is the dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village.

The Mousehole Cat Summary

The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber

A picture book favourite, this is the dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village.

This is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole Cornwall, where Mowzer the cat lives happily with old fisherman Tom - Tom who rocks the rocking chair just right, and catches fresh fish for dinner every night. Their life is a happy one - until one terrible winter, the Great Storm-Cat comes clawing and snarling and leaping at the harbour walls, so that no boat can go out to sea to fish. Soon, with Christmas coming, there is no food left in Mousehole. It is then that Mowzer and Tom set out to brave the fury of the waves together, and discover that it might just need a cat's perspective to understand - and tame - the ferocious ways of the Great Storm-Cat sea... Gently yet powerfully told, this incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship inspired by Cornish legend is sure to connect with readers of all ages, new and old alike.

The Mousehole Cat Reviews

One of the best children's books I have read for years. * Sunday Independent *
Quite perfect. * Eastern Daily Press *
Everyone's favourite children's book. A delight to read and enjoy for a lifetime * Western Morning News *
This beautifully illustrated tale tells the story of fisherman Tom Bawcock and his cat Mowser. It's adapted for the stage several times and is celebrated every year in Mousehole's famous Christmas lights and lantern parade, on Tom Bawcock's Eve. * MuddyStilletos *

About Antonia Barber

Antonia Barber is an award-winning writer of children's and adult fiction, including her bestselling picture book Catkin, illustrated by P. J. Lynch, and her adult novels, The Ghosts and The Ring in the Rough Stuff, both of which were shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Antonia divides her time between a converted oast house in Kent and a cosy harbourside cottage in the real Cornish village of Mousehole.

Nicola Bayley, once shortlisted and twice commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, is perhaps best known for her loving, detailed depictions of cats, and has captured the hearts of her readers in titles such as The Necessary Cat, The Patchwork Cat, The Mousehole Cat, Katje the Windmill Cat and Rudyard Kipling's classic, The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story. Nicola lives in London.

Additional information

The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber
Used - Very Good
Walker Books Ltd
Winner of British Book Awards Bowater Illustrated Children's Book of the Year 1990 Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Children's Trade Category 1989
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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