Published: January 2010
Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket - Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky’s things to her room.
But Johnny didn’t expect to end up with Kaspar on his hands forever, and nor did he count on making friends with Lizziebeth, a spirited American heiress. Pretty soon, events are set in motion that will take Johnny - and Kaspar - all around the world, surviving theft, shipwreck and rooftop rescues along the way. Because everything changes with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he’s Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Muscovite, a Londoner and a New Yorker, and as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic . . .
From Kensuke’s Kingdom to Running Wild, Twist of Gold to Dear Olly, Michael Morpurgo talks about the theme of voyages in his books.
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Friday, 21st February 2014
The winner of the Morpurgo Month competition is announced.
Schools were asked to create reviews for their favourite Michael Morpurgo Month books. These could take any format schools chose; they just needed to demonstrate how much the pupils love the 30 titles included in Morpurgo Month, a celebration of Michael’s books for his 70th birthday.
Monday, 30th December 2013
Were you lucky enough to get an ereader this Christmas? Our Classic Morpurgo eBook Collection features Kaspar, Born to Run, The Butterfly Lion, Alone On A Wide Wide Sea, Farm Boy and Running Wild. It’s the perfect start to your ebook library!
Or why not get started with this wonderful collection of war stories? Our Morpurgo War Stories eBook Collection features Private Peaceful, Little Manfred, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Toro! Toro!, Shadow and An Elephant in the Garden.
Wednesday, 18th December 2013
Reading charity Booktrust is pleased to announce former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author Michael Morpurgo as its new President. The role, previously held by the late Doris Lessing, offers a notable figure as a supporter and ambassador for Booktrust’s work.
Booktrust believes that no-one should miss out on the life changing benefits that reading can bring. It gives free books to children via national programmes such as ‘Bookstart’, which works through locally based organisations to give packs of books to babies and toddlers, with guidance materials for parents and carers. With over 90 years of expertise in recommending books, it runs sponsored book prizes and manages creative reading projects, such as the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. This year, it launched a brand new prize – The Booktrust Best Book Awards, supported by Kindle.
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I love the ending where he goes to the hotel again and sees the new bell boy and how much he’s changed. you told the story of the Titanic in a completely new way. i told everyone i to read this…my mum,dad and Nan say how amazing it is and how much they enjoyed it. thank you for being such a good writer and showing the world your skills as you have given me many hours of complete and utter pleasure!
this book is educational (because the titanic) as well as enjoyable and adventurous
This book is good. I’ve read two chapters and love this amazing book.
I saw Michael tonight at a event in Royal Leamington Spa and bought this fantastic book with me as I love it so much!!!
Reading this changed how I think of the titanic and I absolutely love this book!
It is very sad about his owner that died and the Titanic sinking and stuff but I love it though
Wow what an amazing book! I really love it and I wish there was a sequel :}
I love this book because it is interesting
I really love cats so kasper was the first book I read and it sounded interesting to me so I wanted to catch up with the other books and I am still reading my next book is going to be DEAR OLLY and I forgot to say this THANKS FOR WRITING MANY INTRESTING BOOKS
Kaspar is sure a very, very amazing book, with the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic.
it made me cry don’t judge I’m a very emotional person!!
I haven’t read any of your books before and Kaspar Prince of Cats was the first and I loved it now I read your books every week even if it means re-reading them! keep it up Michael!
I loved this book so much!!! My favourite book of Morpurgo, and i’ve read many. His ideas are wonderful, I can’t believe how he comes up with this ideas. Extremely incredible
I really like the book kaspar prince of cats because I love cats and I have 2 cats at home and 12 kittens at home
Kaspar was a brilliant book. We all loved it to pieces and we enjoyed the fact that it had lots of cliffhangers at the end of chapters. Our favourite character was Kaspar because he was funny and quite moody at times!
Makes me cry
I love this book u have to read it read.
kasper is a great book i loved it’s a page turner and i thought it was a great title of the titanic
LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Such a touching story between a cat and a 14 year old bell boy.
LOVE IT BEST BOOK EVER! ! ! ! !
it was a very exciting book i liked this book i thought johny trot was very braveand i loved kaspar u should read it. age 9