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To Be A Cat By Matt Haig

To Be A Cat
by Matt Haig

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From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie. And evil headteacher Miss Whipmire seems determined to make Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year - and there's no sign of him ever coming home.
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To Be A Cat by Matt Haig

From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie. *'A clawed masterpiece' - Guardian* Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him. And evil headteacher Miss Whipmire seems determined to make Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year - and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - wouldn't they? A darkly funny and adventurous tale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig.

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To Be A Cat Reviews


"A clawed masterpiece . . . A book about being comfortable in your own skin rather than someone else's fur" -- Philip Ardagh * Guardian *
"Darkly comic and richly rewarding . . . Shines with originality" * Telegraph *
"I loved To Be A Cat . . . Very funny and surprising" -- John Boyne
"Here is the black comedy that made Matt Haig's Shadow Forest so irresistible" * The Times *
"A terrific yarn" * Independent on Sunday *

About Matt Haig


Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times. His books have received praise from Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, Jeanette Winterson, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Ian Rankin and SJ Watson, among others. The Guardian summed up his writing as 'funny, clever and quite, quite lovely' by The Times and the New York Times called him 'a writer of great talent'. He assures us he has never, ever been a cat, despite rumours he was once a rather grumpy ginger moggy named Jeffrey.

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GOR005733845
To Be A Cat by Matt Haig
Matt Haig
Used - Good
Paperback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
2013-02-03
320
0552564346
9780552564342
Long-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.