This heroic tale was inspired by a true story that took place over years ago. It tells of Katje the windmill cat who lives happily with Nico, the miller, in a Dutch. Woelfle (The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills) transforms a historical account of the 15th-century St. Elizabeth’s Day flood in Holland into an en. Katje, the Windmill Cat has ratings and 38 reviews. Kathryn said: Based on the true story of the Elizabeth’s Day Flood in South Holland, this is.

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Vat Day flood in Holland into an engaging story in terms that children will understand; the facts never intrude upon the seamless narrative.

Both art and text infuse this little-known piece of history with warmth and imagination.

Katje the Windmill Cat

Then he gets married. It was so sad to see Katje pushed out of bed to make room for the wife, or swept out of the house because she made pawprints on the floor.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 20, Mummy Cat Claire rated it liked it Shelves: An Activity Guide to Windmills.

KATJE, THE WINDMILL CAT by Gretchen Woelfle , Nicola Bayley | Kirkus Reviews

Aug 11, Isobel Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: A delightful story about a cat living during the flooding of Holland. I more appreciated the beautiful artwork from this book than the actual story when I looked through this book, I admit.

The Windmill Cat” on Amazon. The Wind at Work: Kate Greenaway Medal Nominee Made it even better. An Activity Guide to Windmills transforms a historical account of the 15th-century St.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The illustrations reflect the story’s Dutch setting. Made me very sad and very angry, even though there is a happy ending to this historical fiction tale. Delft tiles in traditional patterns as well as those incorporating images from the story decorate each page.

There was a problem adding your email address. Katje the Windmill Cat is based on a true story. Jul 15, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again.


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Hated the new wife for quite some time! PDF Printer-friendly version Send to friend. Animal Families, Animal Friends. Why winsmill I crying my eyes out at the end of this story? The story was a bit overdone.

Walker’s editing and design team have presented the book with the skill and care which it deserves. My kids were not so into it but they might be a little too young to appreciate the story.


Based on events during the Saint Elizabethflood, 5 November The illustrations had nice original tiles drawings. The couple has a baby.

Nov 16, Karen GoatKeeper rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stories from Where We Live.