The Cat Who Came In Off The Roof

Annie M G Schmidt
AUD $14.99
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A new edition of this heart-warming, clever and funny tale of felines and friendship, from the Queen of Dutch Children's Literature - now with a more child-friendly, mass-market cover!

The likeable Mr Tibble is a good and kind man, but seems to lack the killer instinct to succeed at his job as a reporter on the town newspaper, where the editor is growing dissatisfied with his endless articles about the local cat population. Minou is a cat... or at least she was until some freak of chance changed her into a young woman, albeit a young woman who loves purring, scratching, tree-climbing and other typically catlike pursuits. When Tibble rescues Minou from an angry dog, and invites her in for a saucer of milk, both their lives are transformed. Minou exploits the feline grapevine to provide Tibble with inside information on the town's goings-on, and his career begins to take off. But when he decides to confront a powerful local businessman on behalf of the cat community his newfound confidence and determination is put to the test...

Author bio:

Born in 1911, Annie M.G. Schmidt wrote stories for her own amusement throughout her childhood, and worked as a librarian. By her death in 1995, she was regarded as the Queen of Dutch Children's Literature. She won numerous awards including the1989 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Astrid Lindgren presented her the award with the words: ...Annie, I love you so much, where have you been all my life?... Schmidt is now in the Canon of Dutch History taught to Dutch schoolchildren, alongside Spinoza, Anne Frank and Vincent van Gogh.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781782690979
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Children's
Pub Date: March 2016
Page Extent: 160
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Young adult fiction