Kaspar: Prince of Cats

By Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Some cats really do have nine lives: after a stay at the legendary Savoy hotel, Kaspar the cat sets sail – on none other than the Titanic . . .

‘A cracking narrative’ Observer

They say cats have nine lives, and that’s certainly true of Kaspar. From the glamorous suites of the Savoy Hotel to a crowded lifeboat and the hustle and bustle of New York City, Kaspar proves that no cat is too small for big adventures.

But then this is no ordinary cat. He’s Kaspar, Prince of Cats – and the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic . . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 8 to 10
Release Date: 04 Jul 2024
Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-0-00-863866-5
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain\'s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

”'A cracking narrative” - Observer

”'A gem . . . Just the ticket for readers of 7+” - The Times

”'It isn’t just Morpurgo’s mastery of storytelling and Foreman’s knack with elegant detail that children lap up: it’s the way they click together like a toy . . . Unlike the doomed liner, the action never flounders . . . A beguiling story . . . Both Michaels offer readers a trip as long and eventful as that of their hero, Johnny Trott” - Independent

”'An emotional and compelling read bringing the story of the Titanic vividly to life . . . Wonderful” - LoveReading4Kids

”'Morpurgo is the king of storytelling and this one won’t disappoint” - Newsround