The Quayside Cat

Author(s): Toby Forward

Children - Picture Book

Down by the harbour the quayside cat, Jim, comes to talk with Old Tregarn about his days long ago at sea. Inspired by Old Tregarn's tales, Jim longs for his own sea adventure. Before long the two cats have jumped aboard a ship, and so begins Jim's daring adventure at sea...


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Toby Forward's poetic sea-faring tale is complemented perfectly by Ruth Brown's stunning illustrations.

"Delightful" -- Clare Poole Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller "Ruth Brown is one of our most skilled illustrators of children's books." Sunday Times

Toby Forward (Author) Date: 2003-03-03 Toby Forward lives in Beverley in North Yorkshire, and is a parish priest in Hull, although he still manages to devote time to writing. He is married to a teacher, and they have two daughters. Toby Forward originally trained as a teacher of English and R.E. and now combines his writing with working as a parish priest. Some of his stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 under the pseudonym Rahila Khan and Virago published a collection of these stories, which they withdrew from publication once the true identity of the author was revealed! He has had a teenage novel, Dead Young, published by Simon and Schuster. This is his first book for Transworld. Author lives: West YorkshireRuth Brown (Illustrator) Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.

General Fields

  • : 9781783441044
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : November 2014
  • : 280mm X 240mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ruth Brown
  • : 32
  • : illustrations
  • : Toby Forward
  • : Paperback