Author(s): Antonia Barber
A much-anticipated, beautiful new edition of a modern classic, this is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole Cornwall, where Mowzer the cat lives happily with old fisherman Tom - Tom who rocks the rocking chair just right, and catches fresh fish for dinner every night. Their life is a happy one - until one terrible winter, the Great Storm-Cat comes clawing and snarling and leaping at the harbour walls, so that no boat can go out to sea to fish. Soon, with Christmas coming, there is no food left in Mousehole. It is then that Mowzer and Tom set out to brave the fury of the waves together, and discover that it might just need a cat's perspective to understand - and tame - the ferocious ways of the Great Storm-Cat sea...Gently yet powerfully told, this incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship inspired by Cornish legend is sure to connect with readers of all ages, new and old alike.
Beautifully, carefully written ... A book to wallow in, read and re-read, for any age from five or so to the very grown-up. The Sunday Times Gently yet powerfully told, this lyrical, incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship, brought life by beautiful, dream-like illustrations and inspired by Cornish legend, has a magical quality that age cannot wither. Lancashire Evening Post Each of the pictures has so much to discover and they are so warm and heartfelt - it's a real treasure of a book. Green Parent A modern classic, this is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole [...] Gently yet powerfully told, this incredibly moving story of bravery, sacrifice and companionship inspired by Cornish legend continues to connect with readers of all ages. Western Morning News
Antonia Barber is an award-winning writer of children's and adult fiction, including her bestselling picture book Catkin, illustrated by P. J. Lynch, and her adult novels, The Ghosts and The Ring in the Rough Stuff, both of which were shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Antonia divides her time between a converted oast-house in Kent and a cosy harbourside cottage in the real Cornish village of Mousehole.