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 dad and grandparents discover what she has done, all hell breaks loose – and the family learns that it’s time to talk at last. Both comical and heartbreaking, this is a superb story of bereavement and coming to terms with the death of a loved one.

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  • loved it

    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

  • liked it

    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

  • liked it

    I have read this book before . I think it was sad when mable passed away but apart from that i it is a really GOOD book.

    9 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.

    Awards

    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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