Paws and Whiskers
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Paws and Whiskers

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This special anthology features the very best stories about cats and dogs from the world of children's literature, chosen by bestselling author and Battersea Cats and Dogs Home patron Jacqueline Wilson. Includes a brand new story by Jacqueline herself, Leonie's Pet Cat, as well as extracts from treasured classics such as The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith and Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams, and from modern favourite writers such as Anne Fine and Patrick Ness. The book also features personal new pieces from many authors about their own treasured pets, with contributions from Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and more. This is a collection to enjoy and share for many years. For every copy sold, a significant donation will be made to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 280g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552570869
  • 9780552570862
  • 81,892

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"A wonderful anthology" * The Times * "A must-see on young animal lovers' bookshelves. Jacqueline has chosen over thirty stories from writers including Michael Morpurgo and Enid Blyton - and best of all, there's a brand-new story from our favourite author hersefl" * Paws * "Tales of children and their trusty pets have been freshened up for a new century, often with a gritty edge" * Daily Telegraph * "Wonderful tales . . . [A] purrfect pet anthology" * Daily Record * "This is an excellent collection of stories about cats and dogs which will be hugely popular with all animal-loving children. Featuring stories old and new from some of the best children's writers, this book is full of stories to share and to treasure. There are extracts from many children's classics including The Incredible Journey, The Hundred and One Dalmations and Through the Looking Glass. 'Pet's Corner' is famous authors telling the reader all about their favourite pets. A super anthology and the perfect way to encourage children to seek out the full length stories." * Parents in Touch *show more

About Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain's bestselling and most beloved children's authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children's Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children's Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings. Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at JacquelineWilson.co.ukshow more

Review Text

"This is an excellent collection of stories about cats and dogs which will be hugely popular with all animal-loving children. Featuring stories old and new from some of the best children's writers, this book is full of stories to share and to treasure. There are extracts from many children's classics including The Incredible Journey, The Hundred and One Dalmations and Through the Looking Glass. 'Pet's Corner' is famous authors telling the reader all about their favourite pets. A super anthology and the perfect way to encourage children to seek out the full length stories."show more

Back cover copy

Leonie doesn’t want to start at her new school. Making friends is so hard – until she discovers the Pet Girls Club. Leonie is desperate to join! The trouble is, she doesn’t have a pet. It’s up to Leonie to use her imagination . . . You’ll find this brand-new story by Jacqueline Wilson, and many more, in this wonderful collection of stories about cats and dogs! WITH SPECIAL NEW PIECES FROM TODAY’S MOST POPULAR WRITERS Michael Morpurgo - Philip Pullman - Malorie Blackman - Francesca Simon - Anne Fine AND CLASSIC STORIES, OLD AND NEW, FROM . . . Patrick Ness - Dick King-Smith - Noel Streatfeild - Dodie Smith - Lewis Carroll - Enid Blyton This is a book to treasure and share for ever.show more

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199 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 32% (63)
4 23% (45)
3 27% (54)
2 12% (23)
1 7% (14)
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