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Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 21 October 2010.

Many happy returns to Mog the Forgetful Cat who has been delighting readers for forty years. Brilliant author-illustrator Judith Kerr’s timeless stories about Mog, the cat who has a habit of forgetting everything, charm readers young and old. Toddlers adore the loveable and expressive cat whose unreliable behaviour often brings surprising results! From board books to stunning gift editions, the many stories about Mog capture the heart of all who come across her. This is the paperback 40th anniversary edition and it even has a flocked cover.

Synopsis

Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr

Here is the new cover and format reissue of this classic story about everyone's favourite family cat! Mog always seems to be in trouble because she is such a very forgetful cat. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets when she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, when an uninvited visitor turns up at the house, Mog's forgetfulness comes in very handy!

Reviews

Praise for 'Mog the Forgetful Cat':

'Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!' Choice Magazine

'Kerr's warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic.' Financial Times

'Believable, amusing and moving.' Nursery World

'A supremely sensitive story.' The Times

'The best, most consoling book for children on the subject of bereavement a joy to read.' The Independent on Sunday

'Since her debut in 1970, Mog has become a national hero.' Junior

'Delightful stories about the family cat with attitude.' The Guardian

About the Author

Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr was born on 14 June 1923 in Berlin but escaped from Hitler’s Germany with her parents and brother in 1933 when she was nine years old.

Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936. Judith went to eleven different schools, worked in the Red Cross during the war, and won a scholarship to the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Since then she has worked as an artist, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for the past thirty years, as author and illustrator of children’s books.

Her three autobiographical novels are based on her early wandering years (which against all the odds she greatly enjoyed), her adolescence in London during the war, and finally on a brief return to Berlin as a young married woman. The stories have been internationally acclaimed and, to the author’s considerable satisfaction, have done particularly well in Germany where they are sometimes used as an easy introduction to a difficult period of Germany history.

Judith is married to scriptwriter Tom Kneale – they have two children and Mog, their very own forgetful cat. They live in Barnes, London. Their son was awarded the Somerset Maughan prize for his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th February 2005

Author

Judith Kerr

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
40 pages

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Picture books: character books

ISBN

9780007171347

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