Ahlberg, Allan The Improbable Cat

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The Improbable Cat

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The story begins when a seemingly harmless kitten limps into the Burrell family's garden. The kitten gets bigger and bigger and soon the family, apart from the narrator David, are in thrall to the creature. They slowly descend into squalor and slothas they are sucked into the service of the enormous black cat that has taken over their lives. Eventually David breaks the spell and sends in a pack of dogs to see off the cat, who makes a dramatic exit through the lounge window and is flattened by a passing truck.

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The Burrell family could never have foreseen the consequences of adopting the tiny stray kitten that appeared when David was twelve. But the sweet cat is not as harmless as it seems, and soon has them completely under its sinister spell. The only one unaffected, David concocts a plan to rescue his family - but will it work?

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The Improbable Cat by award-winning children's writer Allan Ahlberg is a brief-but-spooky little book that sends shivers down the spine. A seemingly harmless kitten arrives, impossibly cute and limping, in the Burrell family's garden begging them to take care of it with its big eyes and adorable fluffiness. But as the kitten grows--and grows and grows and grows--the family, with the exception of narrator Davy and his trusty dog Billy, seem to be under some kind of spell, and begins to fall apart...

Ahlberg, as always on top form, presents the reader with a classic chiller of a tale, written simply but with a writhing creepiness that builds gradually to its sinister conclusion. The Improbable Cat is clever, concise and packs a chilling punch that makes it an ideal tale of the unexpected for even the most reluctant of young readers to share with their friends around the campfire in the dead of night... Age 7 and over.--Susan Harrison

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