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Verity’s old tabby cat, Mabel, might not be quite as lively as she used to be. And yes, she smells a bit, and doesn’t always make it to the litter tray on time. All the same, Verity adores her… not least because she belonged to Verity’s mum, who died in childbirth and whom her dad and grandparents can’t bear to talk about. So when Mabel dies, Verity is devastated. Remembering her lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, she decides to mummify Mabel and keep her forever. But when Verity’s family find out what she’s done, all hell breaks loose – and they realise it’s time to talk at last…
- A comical, heartbreaking tale by a superstar author
- Important themes of bereavement and coping with loss
- Perfectly pitched for confident, curious young readers
- Jacqueline Wilson is a former Children’s Laureate
“Both hilarious and poignant… Another sure-fire hit.” The Scotsman
“The loss of a loved one is dealt with lightly and gently.” Financial Times
March 5th, 2009
AR book level: 4.1; Middle years; 2.0 points
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