5 thoughts on “The Mousehole Cat

  1. *LOVE*

    “At the far end of England, a land of rocks and moorland stretches itself out into a blue-green sea. … One of these harbours is so small and the entrance between its great stone breakwaters is so narrow that fishermen called it ‘the Mousehole’. The people who lived in the cottages around the harbor grew fond of the name and they call their village Mousehole to this day. They say it in the Cornish way, ‘Mowzel’, but you may say it any way you choose.

    “Once there lived in the village a cat

  2. If not for the fishing and fish eating, this book would be nearly perfect for me, so 4 = 5 stars.

    I love how this book makes clear who is the pet and who’s the boss. The cat is in charge, naturally, and has a man as her pet, and worries when her children can’t seem to control their humans as well as they should. Ha! Perfect.

    This is a moving story about a cat and his man who save their community from starvation, and it’s an enthralling story. It involves courage and danger and adventure, and cat

  3. Enjoy a small fishing town, as seen through a cat’s eyes! This wonderful books shares life and events from Mowzer’s perspective. Mowzer is an sweet black/white tabby cat who lives with a fisherman named Tom. both have seen their share of things over the years and when a terrible storm hits their harbor and the village begins to go hungry it is up to these two to save the day!

    I really, really loved the point of view. It is just the right amount of humor to add to a real life situation. From raisi

  4. What a wonderful little children’s story book!

    Based on a true event in the history of Mousehole (pronounced “Mowzel”), Cornwall, this beautifully illustrated story is so fitting for those of us (young and old) who adore cats, Cornwall, and a wee bit of history.

    Thanks go to my GR friend Kathryn, whose lovely review inspired me to read a children’s book after a 12 year hiatus (I really miss reading to my girl) 🙁

    You can read her review here:

    In conclusion, I

  5. This is a heartwarming tale of a man and his cat. The narrative is magical, old fashioned, and somewhat melancholy and the illustrations evoke an older, nostalgic time. We enjoyed reading this book together.

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