Paws and Whiskers Hardcover – 13 Feb 2014
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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)
A wonderful collection of stories, extracts and poems about cats and dogs from one of our most beloved writers for children, Jacqueline Wilson. Buying this book helps real cats and dogs find homes!See all Product Description
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e.g. Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, Francesca Simon, Anne Fine, Patrick Ness, Dick King-Smith, Noel Streatfeild, Lewis Carroll, Enid Blyton and even two stories from Jacqueline Wilson herself! However, each of the stories only have one chapter in this book!
I would reccomend this to 7-12 year olds.
Jacqueline Wilson never fails to please and this book is no exception.
she enjoyed every reading minute of it, I most certainly recommend this read and the seller.
Also interesting that there are more cat than dog stories! Sandwiched in the middle is a section of me and my pets by authors.
My daughter loves these books and if they are good enough for her they are good enough for me :-)
However, I do recommend this supplier from ease of access to site and products through to supply and delivery.
As excellent service all round.
Now I'm a twenty-something year old, I've obviously grown out of that. Of course. Now, I've realised that who I really want to be is Jaqueline Wilson herself.
This was a really lovely and well-chosen collection of stories and extracts about dogs and cats. I myself am more of a cat person than a dog person, so I had a natural swing to enjoy those stories more. But I still loved the dog stories, particularly the extract from “The Incredible Journey.” It was really moving.
One concern I had about this novel was that reading only short snippets from stories would feel so incomplete that no satisfaction could be gained. Luckily, I was mostly wrong with this feeling, as I knew most of the books they came from: One Hundred and One Dalmations, Just William, Dick King Smith... I haven't read Jean Ure's novel Ice Lolly and this particular extract was unsatisfying for me. It left you with too many questions; questions can be very good, but this was too much. I was delighted to see The Cat That Walked by Itself; it has inspired me to reread Just So Stories.
The first story, Jacqueline's own, was lovely, and her oh-so-familiar and comforting authorial voice shone through. I liked Leonie, and it was a very complete short story – I wasn't left feeling cheated. Amongst the old favourites were some unexpected surprises: I never knew that Ian McEwan wrote for children! (Note to self: must find out more!Read more ›
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