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Blitzcat
by Robert Westall (more about Robert Westall) 52/62
Historical Fiction for ages 10 to 18 published by Macmillan Children's Books
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.19, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
7/10 This is quite a good piece of work.
What's it about?
Another stunning book from Westall. A view of the Second World War seen through the eyes of a cat. The fear, loneliness, bravery and comradeship which many experienced is brought vividly to life by a master writer.
Is it easy to read?
A recommended read for any child with an interest in history. Wonderful images of a turbulent period in our past. The Blitz Cat touches many lives and you can't help but feel a whole spectrum of emotions as she searches for her lost owners. Westall uses fact and fiction to explore the idea of psi-trailing, the cat's ability to travel hundreds of miles to find people it cares about.
Anything else?
Winner of the Smarties Award in 1989
Other books by Robert Westall include A Time of Fire, Break of Dark, Fathom Five, Gulf, If Cats Could Fly, Stormsearch, The Machine Gunners, Yaxley's Cat.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Set in World War II, this is the story of a courageous cat who led the way to safety out of the blazing ruins of blitz-torn Coventry. People touched her for luck, yet feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives.
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