The Mousehole Cat

The Mousehole Cat

5.0 1
by Antonia Barber, Nicola Bayley
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

An old fisherman named Tom and his cat, Mowzer, live in the little fishing village of Mousehole in Cornwall, England. Life in Mousehole is comfortable until one terrible winter when the Great Storm-Cat comes clawing and snarling so fiercely that no boat can go out to fish. Tom and Mowzer set out to face the storm and save their village in this powerful and moving…  See more details below

Overview

An old fisherman named Tom and his cat, Mowzer, live in the little fishing village of Mousehole in Cornwall, England. Life in Mousehole is comfortable until one terrible winter when the Great Storm-Cat comes clawing and snarling so fiercely that no boat can go out to fish. Tom and Mowzer set out to face the storm and save their village in this powerful and moving story. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW praised equally the "exemplary prose" and the "glowing paintings" in this "captivating" story about a wise old cat and her "pet," a fisherman. Ages 5-8. (Oct.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
In lilting and alliterative language, Barber tells the story of Mowzer the cat who saves a Cornish fishing village from starvation at Christmas. The Great Storm-Cat rages outside the snug little harbor and no boats can leave, so Mowzer agrees to accompany her own pet, the human fisherman old Tom, on a fishing venture ``for he was only a man. . . and men were like mice in the paws of the Great Storm-Cat.'' The story is cleverly told from the cat's point of view, with the oceanic Storm-Cat personified both in the text and in the blue-green swirls of Bayley's luminous paintings, which capture nuance, detail, motion, and emotion with energy and rhythm. Narrow bars decorated with sea motifs neatly frame the text in this elegant offering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689808371
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Mousehole Cat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love reading and re-reading this book over and over again for one simple reason: it is timeless. In it, one follows the adventure of Mowzer and her encounter with the Great Storm Cat. I cherish this book because it is sweet and light with a plot that any one can enjoy who are looking for a little bit of good to light up their life. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a meaningful story crafted with the richest details and well done pictures, which capture the life of the characters and the plot.