His Royal Whiskers

By Sam Gayton
Illustrated by Peter Cottrill

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 Another magical tale from this brilliant fantasy storyteller. When the prince is transformed into a kitten, could it be that alchemy is at the root of this catastrophe?

Something bad has happened to Prince Alexander, the only heir to the mighty Petrossian Empire. Something worse than kidnapping. Something worse than murder. Somehow, the Prince has been miraculously transformed into a fluffy-wuffy kitten. Why has this terrible catastrophe happened? Who are the boy and girl brewing secret potions down in the palace kitchens? And how are they possibly going to avoid getting their heads chopped off?

  • Sam is the winner of the West Sussex Children's Story Award, Parents' Choice Gold Award, Tower Hamlets Book Award and Somerset Book Award and is shortlisted for the UKLA award.
  • An enchanting fantasy story, with touches of JK Rowling and Philip Pullman
  • Gayton [writes] with a light touch and fertile inventiveness' Nicolette Jones, Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Times 'Gayton is going from strength to strength; definitely an author to follow' Books for Keeps

About the author

Sam Gayton lives in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).

About the illustrator

Peter Cottrill was born in Liverpool and loved art from an early age. After a string of different jobs, he began illustrating books and has had two picture books published. Alongside illustrating, Peter now teaches at a college in London and practices Shiatsu.

ISBN: 9781783443826
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 5, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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