Kaspar the Titanic Cat
Publication Date: March 2012
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When kaspar the cat first arrived at Londons Savoy Hotel, it was Johnny Trott who carried him in. After all, Johnny was a bellboy and was responsible for all of Countess Kandinskys things including Kaspar. But when tragedy befalls the Countess during her stay, Kaspar becomes more than Johnnys responsibility: Kaspar is Johnnys new cat, and his new best friend.
And when Kaspar and Johnny meet Lizziebeth, a spirited young heiress, they find themselves journeying across the Atlantic with Lizziebeths family on Englands newest and most magnificent ship, the Titanic. Because there is always adventure in the air with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, hes Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Londoner and a New Yorker and, as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic. . . .
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britains best-loved childrens book writers. He has written more than one hundred books and has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Whitbread Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. Michael was writer-in-residence at the Savoy Hotel from January to April 2007, and previously he was Great Britains Childrens Laureate from 2003 to 2005, a role that took him across the country to inspire a love of reading in children.
Michael Foreman grew up in a small English fishing village and has loved the sea ever since. He has illustrated more than one hundred childrens books, and he has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize, and the Federation of Childrens Book Groups Red House Childrens Book Award. He has collaborated with Michael Morpurgo on several successful books, including The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Billy the Kid.
“Young readers stricken with Titanic fever will be more than happy to have yet another timely...take on the sinking.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books