The Nine Lives of Montezuma

Love Morpurgo’s animal stories? This mighty cat’s adventures will be your purrfect pleasure. Truly majestic storytelling about a king of cats: fiery Montezuma, who rules over them all. Named after an Aztec king, Montezuma is the emperor of the farmyard. Watch him grow from naughty kitten to a grand old tomcat: always regal, cunning and proud – a law unto himself. His nine lives are full of triumphs and dangers. And Michael Morpurgo captures every moment of them all.

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  • We have this in our library and i really have wanted to read this because i love cats!!! now I have it and it is great. I also love the description- it’s so good. it has lots of cliffhangers, followed by sad parts. it’s happy though, I like it a lot.

    22 June 2016

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    17 February 2016

  • not for me

    I think it was sad

    24 May 2015

  • loved it

    This is a really fun tale of a cat called Montezuma. It’s quite confusing at the start but then you get the hang of it. Each chapter has it’s own cliffhanger because each chapter is Montezuma’s life.

    23 May 2015

  • loved it

    This book is a tearful and a sad ending story. My best so far! It is good enough for a film.

    28 March 2014

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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