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The Cat Mummy
by Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt

RRP €7.15

The Cat Mummy
by Author Name Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt

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List Price:7.15
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 7mm, 96pp
Publication date: 05 Mar 2009
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
ISBN-13: 9780440868576


Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies. Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, Verity decides to mummify Mabel and keep her hidden. Verity's dad and grandparents can't bear to talk about death, having lost Verity's mum several years ago - but when they eventually discover what Verity has done, the whole family realises it's time to talk. A superb handling of bereavement in Jacqueline Wilson's uniquely accessible and enjoyable style, for younger readers.


"Managing to be both hilarious and poignant, The Cat Mummy is another sure-fire hit" The Scotsman "Jacqueline Wilson writes so well about death and bereavement ... Wilson does it again - economically and entertainingly embracing life's highs and lows" TES "For those aged eight and over you couldn't do better than The Cat Mummy by Jacqueline Wilson, the funny, touching tale of Verity whose mum died the day she was born and who doesn't realise how much she loves her do-nothing cat until Mabel disappears. As always, Wilson hits every button" Express on Sunday "The loss of a loved one is dealt with lightly and gently" Financial Times "A touching and sad situation that is dealt with with a light touch that never trivialises the emotions portrayed" The Bookseller

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: B+W t/o