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Florence and the Mischievous Kitten


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The brilliant new book from Megan Rix, telling the story of Florence Nightingale through the eyes of her young ward. Florence loved cats, and had many during her lifetime. This is the perfect introduction to the Lady with the Lamp for young children, told with warmth, humour and adorable animals.

One of our January Best Books of the Month and if you love animal books check out our Animal Books List here too!

Summer 1888: In a fancy house in London, a kitten called  Scamp   escapes through an open window and finds himself lost in the middle of the city. Across Hyde Park, a young girl called  Beth  is marching with thousands of other girls to protest the working conditions in the Bryant and May match factories.


 When Beth stumbles across the tiny kitten she finds that he belongs to none other than Miss Florence Nightingale, who is now indebted to Beth for returning her beloved pet. So begins an unlikely friendship between the great lady, her mischievous kitten, and Beth the penniless orphan.


 But when Beth's sister Iris is struck down with illness in one of the poorest parts of London, can Beth, Scamp and Miss Nightingale find a way to save her before it's too late?


Florence and the Mischievous Kitten Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780241369128
  • Pub Date: 3rd January 2019
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 240

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13th January '19
I read it myself (an adult) , to Suzanne aged 9 aged 9 & to Alexandra aged 6 aged 6
Florence and the Mischievous Kitten 9780241369128
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‘Florence and the Mischievous Kitten' is a story of two poor sisters who tragically lost their parents. One day the younger sister, Beth found a very sweet kitten which belonged to famous Florence Nightingale. Both ladies from ‘different’ worlds met and changed each others lives.
It was so heart warming story. Daisy is such a  likable character and the story is written in such great way that the book is . . . well, simply great.
My daughter is 6 and has just started enjoying chapters of stories at bedtime. She absolutely loves this book. It is fabulous introduction for children interested in history of remarkable Florence Nightingale. She is a nursing icon, a lady far ahead of her time, not afraid to step out of her societal realms. The glossary  at the back of the book is very helpful, providing important dates /names in Nightingale's life. This book really exceeded my expectations.
It is fantastic and I would like to say well done Megan Fox!
15th January '19
Madmoo read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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This was a lovely story that I really enjoyed reading. I really liked the character of Beth and I loved reading about Florence Nightingale as I really like historical things and I love animals so this book was perfect for me. I now want to read some other books by this author as I enjoyed this one so much.
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About Megan Rix

Megan Rix is the hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day and key periods of history, including the First and Second World Wars, the Great Fire of London and the Suffragettes fight for women's right to vote. An animal lover and dog-trainer, Megan draws inspiration from her own adorable dogs Traffy, Bella and Freya, and many fasci...

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