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9780330398619

ISBN: 9780330398619

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Blitzcat

by Robert Westall

Category: Children & Teen Fiction / Crime, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 8 February 2002
Number of pages: 240

Reading Age: 9+

Description:
She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea. She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives...From her beginning to her end she never wavered. She was the Blitzcat. "Westall's writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this." - "Times Literary Supplement".

What the papers say:
"Westall's writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this." Times Literary Supplement

Author's Biography:
Robert Westall was born in 1929 on Tyneside, where he grew up during the Second World War. He studied Fine Art and Sculpture, and for many years taught in schools throughout the North of England. His first novel for children, The Machine Gunners won the Carnegie Medal in 1975. He won it again in 1982 for The Scarecrow (the first writer to win the medal twice), the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat, and the Guardian Award in 1991 for The Kingdom by the Sea. He died in 1993.

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