Kaspar, Prince of Cats

Prince Kaspar Kandinsky – Prince of Cats, Londoner, Muscovite and New Yorker – stars in this glittering tale from Michael Morpurgo. 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. Nor did he count on making friends with Lizziebeth, a spirited American heiress. Pretty soon, events are set in motion that will launch them all into adventure. But will Kaspar and Jimmy the bell-boy survive theft, a rooftop rescue, a trip all around the world… and the sinking of the Titanic?

A magical adventure story packed with thrilling ingredients; bell-boys, dukes, American heiresses, Russian nobles, ocean liners – and cats!

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  • How could I read the whole book

    14 February 2017

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    I love reading about the Titanic anyway so I especially enjoyed this book! It’s a great storyline and I love the ending.

    27 February 2014

  • loved it

    So beautiful. Sad and wonderful. Another brilliant piece of work from Mr Morpurgo.

    16 November 2013

  • Amazing- this is such a good book, like others I could not put this book down- I love the Titanic and Cats. I would like it if Michael wrote another book about the Titanic.

    11 June 2013

  • I could not put this book down it is unique and a absolute thriller.

    9 March 2013

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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