Kaspar: Prince of Cats

Author(s): Michael Morpurgo

Middle Fiction 8-12-year-olds

A heart-warming novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.

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...

Kathleen's review - MIchael Morpurgo writes such excellent historical fiction for children that it's hard to think of anything to say.

This book takes us eventually from the Savoy Hotel in London to the voyage of the Titanic, and along the way it tells us of class differences and ways of living a hundred years ago, as well as of friendship and of bravery. Kaspar is what binds it together, but it's really about Johnny and his journey. A great story.


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Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2009.

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780007267002
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : 0.2
  • : January 2010
  • : 197x130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Morpurgo
  • : col. Illustrations
  • : 224
  • : oc2009070253
  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : Michael Foreman
  • : 310
  • : Paperback