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Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Product Description

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 dad and grandparents discover what she has done, all hell breaks loose – and the family learns that it’s time to talk at last. Both comical and heartbreaking, this is a superb story of bereavement and coming to terms with the death of a loved one.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780440868576

Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

March 5th, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details
  • 96 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Jacqueline Wilson

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  1. Hayley 113303

    royalcat22
    on 1 December 2016

    This book is one of my favourites. I love the way Jacqueline Wilson has captured yet again, the problems children face while growing up. The first time I read this book, I cried. The Cat Mummy is such a classic, that it is an essential to every Jacqueline Wilson fan. I just loved it!

    5out of 5
  2. Evie 113313

    Billionairebookworm
    on 18 May 2016

    Another brilliant book by Jacqueline Wilson so sad though

    4out of 5
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    galerainbow
    on 18 May 2014

    it is a lovly story

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    tomgates27
    on 17 March 2014

    great for people who love cats

    4out of 5
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    loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    I have read this book before . I think it was sad when mable passed away but apart from that i it is a really GOOD book.

    4out of 5
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    Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    This is a nice and funny book which makes you want to read on.

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    Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    Good book and it is a bit funny.

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    zippy123
    on 8 March 2014

    Awesome book to read as it is a simple story.

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    books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  10. Bellasara 113282

    samcharlie123
    on 8 March 2013

    A great book, about Verity and her cat Mabel. When Mabel dies, Verity tries to mummify her, but it doesn’t quite work out…

    5out of 5
  11. Petula 113689

    KarlMagic33
    on 8 March 2013

    Really Good!

  12. Pearl 113298

    ellie-melay27
    on 7 March 2013

    really good book! i love jacqueline wilson a lot! she is one of my favourite authors. this book 5/5

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    bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  14. Love stargirl 113412

    PikaGirl
    on 5 March 2013

    It was quite sad but verry enjoyable at the same time.

  15. Hayley 113303

    bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    A good book that deals with the death of family . This book is a good one for young children

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    natashakrywald
    on 5 March 2013

    alright

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    Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    If you are interested in Egyptians then this is a great short read for you, a bit sad but you can get through it :)

  18. Love stargirl 113412

    jackyfan123
    on 4 November 2012

    Really sad but one thing it was another jacquline hit

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    madistar23
    on 29 August 2012

    Great for younger readers!

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    simba101
    on 30 June 2012

    Verity (the little girl on the front) her mother died the day Verity was born. The only thing she has left from her mother is their cat Mabel who is known to die soon.Her Gran and Grandad are very weak to talk about their daughter to Verity…

    4out of 5
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    SweetSweet
    on 28 June 2012

    Wnen i was reading this book i thought it was wonderfull of course abit sad but the story was made very perfect so i want to say to Jacqueline wison that she is a great writer of books!

    5out of 5
  22. Love stargirl 113412

    flossyflo
    on 20 May 2012

    really good couldn’t put it down read it all in one night worth the read

    5out of 5
  23. Petula 113689

    migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    shocked me at one point but still it is pretty amazing!

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    kicky105
    on 1 March 2012

    When Verity’s cat dies, she decides to mummify it to keep it forever, but when her family find out, all hell breaks loose – read this book to find out what happens!

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    aeroaeromonkey
    on 1 March 2012

    Sooo great.

    4out of 5
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    salimisra
    on 1 March 2012

    a girl whos cat dies and because she has learnet soo much about the egyptians she has wrapped her cat up into a cat mummy when she found out that she had died but will it remain secret? a very fantastic and lively book

    5out of 5
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    saraah4lyf
    on 28 February 2012

    I think this book was very boring I did not enjoy it.

    1out of 5
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    bookfairy17
    on 22 January 2012

    This book is really good it is very interesting you should read it

    5out of 5
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    Princessforever58
    on 19 March 2011

    I adored this book. It was heart breaking and a very touching story. It will make you laugh and cry. Remember to keep a box of tissues when reading

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    jacquelinewilsonmad365
    on 3 March 2011

    This a very good and moving book. In my opinion it teaches good lessons and did make me very almost cry. I feel really sorry for Verity as Mabel is her only cat and her best friend. If I could have done this with my cat when she passed I would have!

    5out of 5
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    gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    It’s sad that verity’s mum died in childbirth and that verity never got to meet her.

    3out of 5