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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat - a beautiful new story by Julia Donaldson Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original. Julia Donaldson was born in 1948. She grew up in London and studied at Bristol University. She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the award-winning stories The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale , which are among the UK's best-selling picture books. Julia has won many awards, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards and is currently the Children's Laureate.
Charlotte Voake was born in Wales and studied at the University of London. Her first illustrations were published while she was studying there in 1978. She has won the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Award twice. She has been shortlisted for both the Kurt Maschler Emil Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Also by Julia Donaldson:
The Gruffalo; Superworm; Room on the Broom; The Magic Paintbrush; The Snail and the Whale; A Squash and a Squeeze; Zog; The Highway Rat; Tabby McTat; Monkey Puzzle; Stick Man; Jack and the Flumflum Tree; What the Ladybird Heard

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9780141332888
  • ISBN: 9780141332888
  • Pub Date: 13th October 2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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31st May '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat 9780141332888
5 stars
A sequel to 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat' written by Julia Donaldson, this book does not disappoint. It mimic's beautifully the originally poem, delightfully capturing its spirit and rythym. It's a cracking little tale and one that is equally enjoyed by both myself and my son. Definitely worth a read.
8th February '15
JBJaneyB read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat 9780141332888
5 stars
PBeautifully illustrated book. My two children were glued to this book which was brought to life by all the drawings. Fabulous read.
8th February '19
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat 9780141332888
4 stars
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat is a lovely story following on from the original poem where they must search for the stolen ring. I really enjoyed the original poem when I was younger and knew it all off by heart so I was really pleased when I read this book that it was written in the same style and that the rhyming and story flowed just as we'll a story I'd hoped. The children loved how it was like a poem as all their attention was on the story and is different to what they are usually read which is usually not poems. I really liked how the story still had a lot of references to the original poem with all the strange made up sounding words and the children liked hearing these as they sounded so silly! The children loved the characters of the owl and the pussycat as they liked seeing what was happening to the pair throughout the story. They were most excited to see a story about a cat as soon as they saw the front cover. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous and they kept the children's attention throughout. They are such pretty and calming illustrations yet they still show the silly and fun parts of the story that the owl and the pussycat encounter. The children loved this book and although it is very different from any other Julia Donaldson book they've had read they thought it was brilliant, I'm sure they'll be asking for it to be read again soon. A fantastic follow on book for children of any age. 
18th September '16
I read it to green17 aged 6 aged 6 & to green18 aged 3 aged 3
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat 9780141332888
4 stars
Sequel to the familiar Owl and the Pussycat rhyme follows the story of the Owl and Pussycat as they search for their ring. Beautiful classic illustrations accompany the rhyming story which is full of lots of unusual words. Kids liked the story but I enjoyed reading it more!
8th May '17
I read it to eric_ aged 3 aged 3
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat 9780141332888
3 stars
Beautiful way of making a continuation to a very classic story, lots of interesting unusual words and we seem to step in time to when the first one was written, however my son didn't really enjoy it as much as me. I had to start it over and over again various day to actually get his attention from start to finish... I feel this will probably be better for him later on (he's 3 and a half now)? 
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