Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Macmillan Children's Classics

Book 5
Pan Macmillan
Ages 9-12
8
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No one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, with his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own.

Reissued for its seventy-fifth anniversary with illustrations by the award-winning Catherine Rayner, this classic tale has been loved by generations of children.

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About the author

Ursula Moray Williams was born in Hampshire in 1911 and wrote nearly seventy books for children, several of which she illustrated herself. Her other popular titles include Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, which was named as one of Time Magazine's Books of the Year in 1938.

Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her young family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her work. Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Augustus and His Smile and was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for Harris Finds His Feet. Her other titles for Macmillan include the critically acclaimed Solomon Crocodile and the award-winning Smelly Louie.

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Publisher
Pan Macmillan
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Published on
Jan 26, 2017
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Pages
89
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ISBN
9781509858170
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
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