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Walmart Book Format: Choose an option. Add to List. Add to Registry. Waiting Is Not Easy! At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea. She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives. From her beginning to her end she never wavered.
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See our disclaimer. The Smarties Prize-winning book about one brave cat's experiences during World War II, with an extended author biography She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. Specifications Publisher Pan Macmillan. Customer Reviews. Average rating: 4.
See all reviews. Write a review. See more. Written by a customer while visiting librarything. LilacLady, November 16, Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews. See all 6 reviews. Ask a question. Pricing policy About our prices. During a bitter cold snowstorm, they wind up in the barn of a suicidal woman whose husband has been killed in the war. Leaving her kitten with the woman, she resumes her search in the spring.
En route, Lord Gort unknowingly get too close to a UXB, which goes off, causing her to temporarily lose her sense of smell, sight and hearing. Getting all but her hearing back, she continues on and lands at an RAF base, where she becomes a companion of a lonely rear-gunner named Tommy. Because of her deafness, she is able to fly many successful missions with him. The pilots believe she is good luck until she refuses to fly a plane, which crashes on takeoff.
After that, they turn on her and try to get rid of her.
She manages to sneak on a plane headed for Germany, but she and Tommy end up parachuting out of it over France. They eventually make it back to England, and Lord Gort continues her journey, making one more stop at the home of a NSPCA worker, where she has another litter of kittens. One day, she senses her real owner is near, towards the south-west in the direction of Dorset and she sets off again on a last journey. Westall manages to successfully convey the sense of fear, loss and pathos war brings to people, as well as the tenacity and strength the people of Britain must have had in order to endure and carry on.
To his credit, Westall never wavers from keeping Lord Gort a cat that acts on her instincts and senses, and does not endow her with human qualities or abilities. It is one of the things that make Lord Gort so endearing. But this is definitely a YA novel because descriptions within the story can be a little raw at times, but it is definitely worth a read.
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May 12, Kirsti rated it it was amazing. I have wanted to read this book for ages, so when I saw this copy on the table at my local Book fair last week I knew it was meant to be. The cat starves and is hurt, and war rages on around it. The human characters were great too, each in their own way.
Honestly though, I would have preferred to feel more for the cat's own master rather than more for I have wanted to read this book for ages, so when I saw this copy on the table at my local Book fair last week I knew it was meant to be.
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Honestly though, I would have preferred to feel more for the cat's own master rather than more for every other character. Still, the cat must go home and we are on the journey with her until the end. A much older book than I realized, since my copy says it won the Smartie Award in I quite often read animals at war stories, but most of them have been more modern. I really liked this, especially for it's age. I liked the connected stories, and the real emotion. I'm glad I've finally read it, five stars!
May 04, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: goal-ofbooks-in A beautiful and tragic story about a black cat whom is considered back in the WW2 times to bring good luck. This cat is no ordinary cat, however. She goes through so many things. You see things from her eyes whilst during World War 2. She visits many towns, goes through many owners and people who take care of her along the way. She endures bombs, raids, gun shells, temporary blindness and deafness.
She becomes a mother, she saves people, places, other animals, hunts and is an awesome and seeming A beautiful and tragic story about a black cat whom is considered back in the WW2 times to bring good luck. She becomes a mother, she saves people, places, other animals, hunts and is an awesome and seemingly magical cat.
She brings good luck to all who meet her. This story may make you look at your cat in a different light. It brought me a great appreciation to the feline species and a birds-eye view into their lives, in how they might think and feel. This is a unique storyline, set in a unique time frame. I couldn't get enough of this little gem.
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Wonderful book. Feb 17, L. Cooke rated it liked it.