Gobbolino the witch’s cat – the charming tale of a witch’s cat who would rather be a kitchen cat.
Gobbolino, the witch’s cat with one white paw and bright blue eyes, would rather be a quiet cat who sits by the kitchen fireside all day. So he sets out on a journey to find a new home, but when people discover he is a witch’s cat he is blamed for mysterious happenings, such as the farmer’s milk turning sour and the orphanage children’s gruel turning into chocolate. Will Gobbolino ever find the loving, trusting home of his dreams?
A perfect story for the classic A Puffin Book series, with charming black and white illustrations by the author, Ursula Moray Williams.
Ursula Moray Williams was born on 19 April 1911 at Petersfield, Hampshire, ten minutes after her twin sister, Barbara. She wrote and illustrated over sixty books for children with the most notable being Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat and The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse.
Ursula Moray Williams died in October 2006.
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