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by Antonia and Bayley Nicola Barber

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ISBN: 0744588553
Author: Antonia and Bayley Nicola Barber
Language: English
Publisher: Walker; New Ed edition (2001)
Pages: 40
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 641
Size Fb2: 1496 kb
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The Mousehole Cat book. Nicola Bayley’s sketches are entrancing and inviting! Her scenes feel homey and real! It adds a spark that Antonia’s story approximates a veritable Cornish legend.

The Mousehole Cat book. What an uplifting surprise to find that the town, Mousehole, is real. I wondered if this brave sojourn occurred and hoped their town really honours Tom and Mowzer, with loving and grateful reverence at Christmas.

The Mousehole Cat" was the winner of the British Book Award for the Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and the British Design Production Award (Children's Books). I wish Barber and Bayley would team up again. It was also shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Children's Book Award. There is also a marvelous video version of this book which has interviews with the author and illustrator that is absolutely fascinating. 2 people found this helpful.

The Mousehole Cat is a children's book written by Antonia Barber and illustrated by Nicola Bayley. The book has won awards, including the 1998 British Book Award for Illustrated Children's Book of the Month. It has since been adapted into a 2015 animated film, a puppet show and is being adapted as a stage musical.

Story Books with Activities. Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber, Nicola Bayley (0744523532).

The Mousehole Cat - a beautiful book based on the legend of Tom . CAT♥ 1076 "The Patchwork Cat" with illustrations by Nicola Bailey - book cover. The Mousehole Cat is a children's book written by Antonia Barber and illustrated by Nicola Bayley.

The Mousehole Cat - a beautiful book based on the legend of Tom Bawcock who saved the village of Mousehole from starvation during a winter storm. Tom Bawcock's Eve is celebrated in Mousehole every December with Stargazey Pie. Au Fil Des Pages ♥CAT♥ 1076 "The Patchwork Cat" with illustrations by Nicola Bailey - book cover. Beautiful illustration from "The Mousehole Cat", by Nicola Bayley, tells the magical tale of a little cat who sings to the storm and saves a village from starvation.

Antonia Barber, Nicola Bayley. A picture book favourite, this is the dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village. This is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole Cornwall, where Mowzer the cat lives happily with old fisherman Tom - Tom who rocks the rocking chair just right, and catches fresh fish for dinner every night.

The Mousehole cat. by. Barber, Antonia, 1932-; Bayley, Nicola. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Cats, Tales, Cats, English fiction Children's stories. London : Walker Books. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Antonia Barber born 1932 (real name Barbara Anthony) is an English author of books for children and adults. Barber resides in Kent and Mousehole, Cornwall. Her award winning book The Mousehole Cat has been made into an animated film and is being adapted as a stage musical. She graduated from University College London, and had a husband who was a structural engineer. She is the younger sister of fellow author Pamela Oldfield.


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"The Mousehole Cat" is one of the most beautifully written and illustrated children's books ever. Antonia Barber creates a marvelous story based on true events and the equally gifted Nicola Bayley brings her words to life with her exquisitely detailed illustrations. I have read this book to my children and now to my grandchildren and I have given it as a gift to the new babies of family and friends. It is a classic, a treasure. I wish Barber and Bayley would team up again. There is also a marvelous video version of this book which has interviews with the author and illustrator that is absolutely fascinating.
What a lovely story and gorgeous illustrations. Told from the point of view of the cat, it is full of rich language and imagery. A friend raved about this story and encouraged me to get it for my class of 2nd graders. Since it took a long time arriving, I missed the perfect time to read it to them before Christmas. I will wait until next December, but it will be a wonderful story to share near the holidays.
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This book has the most beautiful illustrations; I love the Storm that is a Cat. If ever I return to England, I vow to visit the little town it is set in. It's a story of courage, selflessness, celebration, community, but most of all friendship - between an old fisherman and his cat. I read it aloud for years to second-graders and it never gets old. The writing is as exquisite as the pictures.
There was also a lovely video made of the book, which was true to the story and illustrations, and which added scenes from the real-life celebration in that little town on the Cornish coast. I don't know if it's still available or not.
This is a sweet folk tale that is well told. The book also has beautiful illustrations. My granddaughter and I spent a lot of time just looking at the illustrations, enjoying the charm and detail in each one. This s a story to be read to children but would be enjoyed by readers of any age. There are refereces to fish species and recipes that were unfamiliar to me (I live in the Pacific Northwest and worked in a fish cannery as a I do know a bit about fish). For extra enrichment it might be fun to research the different fish and try one of the recipes. I have a cat (tuxedo) that looks a lot like Mowser so that added to our enjoyment.
This story has wonderful poetic language and enchanting illustrations by Nicola Bayley. I wasn't sure my five year old granddaughter would like it though as it's about an old fisherman and his cat and a village that can't get out to fish because of the great "Storm Cat" - I thought the story might bore her or the language be too sophisticated (it uses many very regional names for the various fish that even I had never heard before, for example) but to my surprise she absolutely loved it and asked me to read it again as soon as we had finished it.
We love to listen to audio books. Sometimes it's hard to tell, though, whether the recording will be a performance or a recitation. In this case, it is a well-rounded performance, and it is a winner! The story is read by Bernard Cribbins, whose voice is warmly textured, with a kindly gravel. The story itself seems to me to be about the mighty power of love, and he expresses that with his reverent delivery. Mr. Cribbins was born in Lancashire, England. Now, whether that's the accent with which he reads, I couldn't say, but his delivery brings the Cornish characters to life, and there you are, sitting by the warm fire, or out at sea taming the Great Storm-Cat. I actually looked Mr. Cribbins up to find out about his accent, and it turns out he's quite famous, Dr. Who and all that, but what did I know?
The sound effects are well-done, and there is original music during the performance that lacks any cheesiness; it's really good stuff, well worth the price of admission.
This recording also passes the acid test, keeping the attention of my tough-crowd seven-year-old. Some of the games and activities at the end are for a younger crowd, maybe, but he likes the extra music tracks and he loves the story itself.
This is a great little book, with a great story and wonderful illustrations. My wife had lived in Mousehole for a while, and this brought back many fond memories for her of the village and it’s people.