Blitzcat

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Macmillan Children's, Feb 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
62 Reviews

She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea.

She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives....

From her beginning to her end she never wavered.

She was theBlitzcat.

``Westall`s writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this.``Times Literary Supplement

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User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

In the book Blitzcat by Robert Westall, the main message is that home is wherever you are with the ones that you love and that there really is no place like home. Blitzcat takes place in England ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Haak - Goodreads

Amazing from-the-cat POV book, set in WW2 London during the bombings. Loved it! Still one of my faves. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Robert Westall was born in 1929 in Tyneside, UK, where he grew up during the Second World War. He studied Fine Art and Sculpture, and for many years taught in schools throughout the North of England. His first novel for children, "The Machine Gunners" won the Carnegie Medal in 1975, and he became the first writer to win the Medal twice with "The Scarecrow" in 1982. He received the Smarties Prize in 1989 for "Blitzcat", and the Guardian Award in 1993 for "The Kingdom By The Sea". Robert Westall died in 1993.

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