The magical adventures of an eccentric Mary Poppins-esque heroine and her flying feline charges, sure to charm readers big and small. The first book for children by an internationally acclaimed novelist and poet.
Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are "just the right size - fitting into a single, magical day." She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favorite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing: Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdela, Earring, Grigorovitch, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Cothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles. With the aid of her favorite tea party tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour and her charges fly over her village, having many little adventures along the way. Join Miss Petitfour and her equally eccentric felines on five magical outings a search for marmalade, to a spring jumble sale, on a quest for "birthday cheddar", the retrieval of a lost rare stamp and as they compete in the village's annual Festooning Festival. A whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrates language, storytelling and small pleasures, especially the edible kind!
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
ANNE MICHAELS is the author of several books of poetry, of the multi-award-winning novel Fugitive Pieces, which was made into a feature film and won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize and The Winter Vault, her celebrated second novel. Her most recent book, Correspondences, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Anne's work has appeared in translation around the world. She lives in Toronto.
EMMA BLOCK is the author and illustrator of Tea and Cake and has illustrated several books for children. She has worked for clients including Blue Apple, Harper Collins, Orla Kiely, UNIQULO, Anthropologie, Time Out and Hallmark. She likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils. Her art is inspired by the people she meets in her everyday life, old photos, vintage clothes, travel, 1950s illustration and 1930s jazz. Visit her online at emmablock.co.uk.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a cute book but I am not sure what age group it is geared to. I think a read aloud to younger children would fit, but the vocabulary is geared to an older group and I am not sure if the story would appeal to older children. Miss Petitfour has 16 cats. She takes them outside everyday for an airing and using her favourite tablecloth as a sort of balloon, she takes off flying with her cats in tow. She has a different adventure everyday, the sort of adventure that just fits into a day, and thus each of the 5 stories is a different adventure. The story is full of wonderful descriptions of what they see and do and the illustrations are wonderful with just enough of them to keep everyone interested. Overall a cute story. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.