Author(s): Ursula Moray Williams
A beautiful Macmillan Classics edition of this favourite story, Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
With his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own.
Gobbolino has been delighting readers since 1942.
With glorious illustrations by Catherine Rayner, and a foreword by Joan Aiken, this beautiful hardback edition of Ursula Moray Williams's Gobbolino the Witch's Cat is a truly special gift to treasure.
Ursula Moray Williams was born in Hampshire in 1911 and wrote nearly seventy books for children, several of which she illustrated herself. Her other popular titles include Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, which was named as one of Time magazine's Books of the Year in 1938. Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Sheila, all of whom inspire her artwork. In 2008 Catherine was selected as one of the Ten Best New Illustrators for Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign and won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet (Little Tiger Press).