Amid the terror of World War II, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry, one brave cat leads the way to safety. People touch her for luck, or fear her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she goes, she changes lives. Her determination never wavers. She is the Blitzcat.

Winner of the Smarties Book Prize.

“Westall’s writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this.” TLS

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    Bit boring at the beginning but still a good and enjoyable read, especially as I love cats! XD

    24 March 2018

  • A marvelous book, breathtaking and intense and extremely well written! Readers will feel an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.

    7 March 2014

  • liked it

    Great book. Really descriptive.

    31 December 2013

  • Good book, well written, i enjoyed reading it. I would recommend this book for ages 10+

    5 March 2012

  • lovely book

    2 March 2012

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  • Awards

    Robert Westall has won many awards, including two Carnegie Medal for The Machine Gunners and The Scarecrow, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for Kingdom by the Sea.

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