The Book Cat

Cover of The Book Cat by Polly Faber

The Book Cat

Polly Faber (author), Clara Vulliamy (illustrator)
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A charming and beautifully illustrated historical tale for readers aged 5+

This delightful story is perfect for young bookworms and animal-lovers alike!


The Book Cat starred in one of our most successful subscription boxes ever! It makes a moving and carefully written introduction to the Blitz and the wider impact of war for readers aged 5+. We love the historical setting and instantly fell in love with Morgan the Book Cat, as did our subscribers.

~Sarah

Morgan is a young orphan who lives off scavenging - until he finds a cosy home at a famous London publishing house. Over time he learns a trade - and soon becomes the very best book cat in the business. And then the Blitz begins. Morgan finds himself training up twenty odd kittens to be book cats, and then there is the small matter of secretly evacuating them out of London. Happily, Morgan has a plan.

Set in war-torn London, charmingly illustrated, and full of heart and verve.

Polly Faber writes books for children. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and two cats; the exceedingly fluffy Alan and his sleek moustachioed sister Babs. Her books include Picking Pickle and the Mango and Bambang series.


Number of pages: 144
Reading age guide: 5 to 8 years
Publication date: 3rd March 2022
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571357895
Format: Paperback

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