11/1/08

The Witch's Cat



That's Kuda at the right--my very own witch's cat!









This is the day after Halloween,

time to celebrate the end of fall.

Some call it All Saints Day.

For me, I choose to honor

a much loved classic childhood

tale
first read to me by my mother

when I was very young.

Gobbolino The Witch's Cat
by Ursula Moray Williams.



With his sparky whiskers and

magic tricks, no one could mistake

Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat.

But that is just what this little witch's

cat longs to be...

First published in 1947, this story of

a kindhearted kitten has enchanted

generations of children of all ages.

Everyone should
read Gobbolino

no matter if you're

eight, eighteen or eighty years old!

Kaye

11 comments:

Helen Hardt said...

Hi Kaye -- I've never read that story, but I love good literature, no matter what the genre. I still read children's and YA, along with romance and erotic romance, LOL. In fact, I just picked up Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and am looking forward to it.

As for today, it's the start of NaNo, baby! So I'll be writing my little heart out.

Helen

Debs said...

That sounds like a lovely story, but one that I've never come across before.

Your cat is gorgeous.

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Helen and Debs. I had a time getting the spacing right on this post! I'm surprised you could even comment!

Yes Gobbolino is a wonderful story.
It has been re-printed lately by Kingfisher Classics. I'm sure it can be found at libraries if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by girls.

Elzabeth said...

I love this story. Poor Gobbolino, he runs into lots of trouble, but in the end, he gets his wish to be an plain kitchen cat.

Cari said...

OOOH, I love your cat! He's so beautiful. I haven't read Gobbolino either, but I'd love to read it. I think I'll check out the local library.

Cari said...

And I wanted to say how much I love your cat! He's so cute.

Linda Banche said...

Sounds like a good story. I'll have to look it up.

Kaye Manro said...

Hey linda. It's a wonderful little story.

Thanks Elizabeth for adding to the Witch's Cat story. I see you enjoyed reading it as much as I did!

Cari, Kuda is a cool cat, thanks. And yes, libraries should have Gobbolino.

Cari Quinn said...

Gobbolino sounds like a wonderful story. I love cats! And Kuda is absolutely beautiful! :)

Christina Phillips said...

I haven't come across this story before, but it sounds lovely. And your cat is so gorgeous!

Kaye Manro said...

Oh thanks Cari Quinn and Christina! I think Kuda is beautiful too. For all us cat lovers-- we should do a post about the funny, cute and not so cute things our cats do.