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The Cat Who Got Carried Away

By Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Katharine McEwen

The third book of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers.

Welcome to the latest grand and gripping Gaskitt story, in which Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! (Also starring: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram; and a considerable number of penguins.) What more do you want?

  • "Huge fun and ideal for early readers." The Independent on Sunday
  • "Ahlberg's direct and funny storytelling style makes reading as near-effortless as possible." The Guardian
  • "A delight from beginning to end. The pictures are outstanding and mark the advent of a really inspired illustrator." The Financial Times

About the author

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children’s books writing today. He has won numerous awards including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books, Burglar Bill, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan’s books for Walker include The Snail House, Everybody Was a Baby Once, The Runaway Dinner, Previously and The Pencil. He lives in Sussex. Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children’s books for all ages. She is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, four Sam’s Science books, the Silver Street series and the Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Kent.

Awards

2005: Nottingham Children's Book Award

Fiction or poetry which will stay in the readers imagination long after the book is read. - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406381665
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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