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Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Faye Hanson

Part of the Little Gems Series

Key Stage 1 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Snug

Interest Age 5-8  Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo has a gift for telling stories about animals and how they touch the lives of children. Snug is Lisa’s cat and always has been as he arrived at the house just before Lisa is born. But Snug is also his own creature and he cannot be prevented from living his own life by the family. The story of Snug is a roller coaster of emotion with a delightfully happy ending.

Particularly suitable for 5-8s with a reading age of 6.

Michael Morpurgo adapted Snug especially for the Little Gems series from his first collections of stories to be published called It Never Rained. Have a look at his other Little Gem title The Castle in the Field.



reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Snug a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Snug is Lisa's gorgeous ginger cat. He always stay close to her and keeps her company but one day something sad happens. Lisa is heartbroken'

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Snug Synopsis

Wherever Lisa goes, her cat Snug follows. But as Snug grows up he spends more time away from home and one night comes home all beaten up. A beautifully illustrated and delightful story about animals and friendship.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

Snug Press Reviews

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Snug.  You can read their reviews below.

Charlie Clowes, aged 5 - 'I really liked this book a lot and read it every night to find out what was going to happen next...It had a really good twist at the end.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Katie G, age 7 - 'Snug is Lisa's gorgeous ginger cat. He always stay close to her and keeps her company but one day something sad happens. Lisa is heartbroken!'  Click Here to read the full review.

Lauren Randall, age 5 - 'A tricky book for book for young children.'  Click Here to read the full review.


Book Information

ISBN: 9781781122860
Publication date: 15th September 2013
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Faye Hanson
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: General Fiction

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent.  One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, ...

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