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- DescriptionTibble is a reporter. He only ever writes about cats, and he's about to be fired. Miu is a young woman who has moved into Tibble's flat. She hates dogs, likes rooftops, loves the fishmonger, and happens to have been, until very recently, a cat. With her feline friends listening out for all the local human news, is Miu the answer to all Tibble's problems-or just the beginning of them? A hilarious, charming story of cats, dogs, and learning to dare. 'My find of the year to date...both a rousing story about how to be brave and a captivating defence of the virtues of the cat' Lorna Bradbury, Daily Telegraph 'A big, unexpected hit...The beauty here is the writing itself' Daily Telegraph 'To discover Annie MG Schmidt is to feel like the cat who got the cream - and the salmon fillet...Guaranteed to make anyone 7-plus to 107 who likes to curl up with a book and a cat purr with pleasure.' Alex O'Connell, The Times 'Enchanting ...Amusing and uplifting.' Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times 'This story is a gift to the English language and a reminder that we should t forget the wealth of tales written abroad' We Love this Book 'A funny and yet quietly profound tale of courage, friendship and what it really means to be human...The narrative beautifully unfolds with unseen and fine tuning, climaxing with an exciting and rich ending which is deeply satisfying' Playing by the Book 'A humorous, surreal and satisfying story with an old fashioned feel'Book Trust Books We Like 'Annie is t a writer, she's a miracle!'Guus Kiijer 'Books of this quality are a rare thing'NRC Handelsblad Annie M.G. Schmidt (1911-95) was regarded as the Queen of Dutch Children's Literature and her books have been an essential part of every Dutch childhood for the last fifty years. She trained as a librarian but burst onto the literary scene when the newspaper she was working for discovered her gift for children's verse. Having won numerous awards during her lifetime, including the1989 Hans Christian Andersen Award, Schmidt is w included in the Can of Dutch History taught to all Dutch schoolchildren, alongside Spiza, Anne Frank and Vincent van Gogh. David Colmer has won several international awards for his translations of Dutch and Flemish vels, poetry and children's books. He has translated much of Annie M.G. Schmidt's work.
- Author BiographyBorn in 1911, Annie M.G. Schmidt wrote stories for her own amusement throughout her childhood, and worked as a librarian. By her death in 1995, she was regarded as the Queen of Dutch Children's Literature. She won numerous awards including the1989 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Astrid Lindgren presented her the award with the words: Annie, I love you so much, where have you been all my life? Schmidt is now in the Canon of Dutch History taught to Dutch schoolchildren, alongside Spinoza, Anne Frank and Vincent van Gogh.
- Author(s)Annie Schmidt
- PublisherPushkin Children's Books
- Date of Publication18/02/2016
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPushkin Children's Books
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Illustrator(s)Nathan Burton
- Translated byDavid Colmer
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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