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!

“Michael Morpurgo has written many splendid novels about cats, and this tale, told by a bell-boy at the Savoy Hotel, is a gem.” Amanda Craig, The Times

“A beguiling story.” The Independent

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  • I want to read this too, because I have a black cat of my own!!

    30 September 2017

  • loved it

    Amazing story.The imagination of the story makes it hard to put down. I loved reading it.

    25 June 2016

  • i read this book at school in class and everyone was so sad when it ended and i could read it over and over again me and everyone loved it Michael morpurgo is my favourite author so you should read it and once you’ve read it recommend it to someone and make sure they do the same thing and then author will feel great


    6 March 2016

  • This is a great book, my favourite!!!!!

    15 November 2015

  • loved it

    Kaspar is an interesting book. It has many twists to the story… Appropriate for children over 8 years of age. If you like adventure this is the book for you. I LOVED it.

    16 March 2015

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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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