The Cat Mummy

Verity’s old tabby cat, Mabel, might not be quite as lively as she used to be. And yes, she smells a bit, and doesn’t always make it to the litter tray on time. All the same, Verity adores her… not least because she belonged to Verity’s mum, who died in childbirth and whom her dad and grandparents can’t bear to talk about. So when Mabel dies, Verity is devastated. Remembering her lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, she decides to mummify Mabel and keep her forever. But when Verity’s family find out what she’s done, all hell breaks loose – and they realise it’s time to talk at last…

  • A comical, heartbreaking tale by a superstar author
  • Important themes of bereavement and coping with loss
  • Perfectly pitched for confident, curious young readers
  • Jacqueline Wilson is a former Children’s Laureate

“Both hilarious and poignant… Another sure-fire hit.” The Scotsman

“The loss of a loved one is dealt with lightly and gently.” Financial Times

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    Love the way this book expresses emotion without being too full on! Great book!

    23 March 2018

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    This book is one of my favourites. I love the way Jacqueline Wilson has captured yet again, the problems children face while growing up. The first time I read this book, I cried. The Cat Mummy is such a classic, that it is an essential to every Jacqueline Wilson fan. I just loved it!

    1 December 2016

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    Another brilliant book by Jacqueline Wilson so sad though

    18 May 2016

  • it is a lovly story

    18 May 2014

  • liked it

    great for people who love cats

    17 March 2014

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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