Features stories about cats and dogs from the world of children's literature. This book also features personal pieces from many authors about their own treasured pets, with contributions from Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and more.
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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. It 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.
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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