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Format

Paperback

Author

Ursula Moray Williams

Publisher

Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd July 2014

ISBN

9780141354897

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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Ursula Moray Williams


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A charming collection of stories featuring a witch's kitten who is spurned because Gobbolino would rather be a kitchen cat than a witch's one. But for Gobbolino that's not easy to do because the people in the neighbourhood are not convinced she can be trusted. Will Gobbolino eventually find that loving home she so craves? The story is perfect for sharing at bedtime with youngsters or for slightly older children who are just beginning to enjoy independent reading as each relatively short chapter is a standalone story featuring the kittens escapades. Truly a fantastic read for all the family.

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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams

Gobbolino has one white paw and blue eyes and isn't wicked at all, so his mother doesn't like him. He escapes to look for a kitchen home but is distrusted everywhere he goes and blamed for mysterious happenings, such as the farmer's milk turning sour and the orphanage children's gruel turning into chocolate.

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About The Author

Ursula Moray Williams wrote and illustrated over 70 children's books in her lifetime. Born in 1911, she was one of identical twins, both of whom started to write and illustrate their own books at a young age. After spending time in France, Ursula's first book Jean Pierre was published when she was just twenty. Set in the Haute-Savoie region which she knew so well, it followed the adventures of a small boy and his pet goat. Moray Williams wrote her most famous story, The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, in 1938, in which a little toy horse is separated from his toymaker ‘uncle' and must endure many dangerous adventures before finally finding a happy ending. A few years later in, 1942, she went on to write Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat, which soon became a firm favourite with children. Her books have been illustrated by Edward Ardizzone and Shirley Hughes, among others.


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