Kaspar: Prince of Cats [Paperback]

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Michael Morpurgo is a former Children's Laureate, and a winner of several awards, including the Whitbread Award. He is one of those rare authors who can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Kaspar is one of his stories featuring cats (others include The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, below).

Kaspar arrived at the Savoy Hotel in a basket, that start of a journey that takes Kaspar all around the world. The story is well-researched, and Kaspar's adventures are gripping. The book works on so many levels, writing style, humour, pathos, that it is difficult to put down, even when you are a grown-up.

You can buy it for a child (it's probably best enjoyed from around the age of eight), but make sure you get to read it too!