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Cat Crusoe

Cat Crusoe Cat Crusoe

Life for a London cat changes forever when, to escape a pack of dogs he leaps from the  wharf on to a sailing vessel bound for Australia. 

After reading a historical record that a cat was found by a sealer on King Island in Bass Strait in 1802 (in the days before European settlement) I used my imagination to write a shipwreck story.

Published 1988 by Bookshelf (Scholastic). Oils on canvas illustrations by Edward Crosby.

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