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Paws and Whiskers

Paws and Whiskers
Paws and Whiskers cover.jpg
First edition cover
Editor Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrator Nick Sharratt
Cover artist Nick Sharratt
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's fiction
Published 13 February 2014 Doubleday,
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
eBook (RHCP Digital)
Pages 387
ISBN

Paws and Whiskers is a 2014 fundraising anthology for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, featuring some of the best children's stories about cats and dogs of all time, selected by multi-award-winning and best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, with illustrations by Nick Sharratt. Published 13 February 2014 by Doubleday Children's, the book includes a new story by Wilson, Leonie's Pet Cat, as well as extracts from such classics as The Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith, and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

Also called Battersea Cats and Dogs Anthology before publication, the book is under licence from "Battersea Dogs' Home Ltd.", with royalties from book sales going to support the registered charity. Although dogs appear before cats in the name of this animal welfare organisation, the anthology has the section with excerpts from Cat Stories first, and Dog Stories last, with the special Pets' Corner section in the middle, featuring new stories by notable children's authors about their pets.

The cover art includes illustrations of pets. "That's Shanti on the cover, in the bottom right hand corner", said Francesca Simon, who wrote the story about her Tibetan Spaniel.

Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan
Ice Lolly by Jean Ure
The Theatre Cat by Noel Streatfeild
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams
The Cat that Walked by Himself by Rudyard Kipling
Orlando's Invisible Pyjamas by Kathleen Hale
Soffrona and Her Cat Muff by Mary Martha Sherwood
Varjak Paw by S. F. Said
The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Osbert by Noel Streatfeild
A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Just William by Richmal Crompton
Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Shadow, the Sheep-Dog by Enid Blyton
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Werepuppy by Jacqueline Wilson


Title of Article Name (author) Name (pet) Breed Dog or Cat
Tuffy Anne Fine Tuffy Unknown Cat (featured in The Diary of a Killer Cat)
Our Dogs Philip Pullman Daisy, Hoagy and Nellie Two Pugs and one Lurcher Dogs
Pekingese Rumer Godden Piers (deceased) Pekingese Dog
Mimi's Day Adéle Geras Mimi (Meems) (deceased) Tabby Cat
Pets I Have Had Enid Blyton Bobs, (dog) Sandy (dog),many nameless puppies (last one was Topsy), Lassie (dog), Laddie (dog) Bimbo (dog) and Rufus (cat) Fox Terrier, Cocker Spaniel and Tabby. Dogs and Cats
My Pets Michael Morpurgo Prynne, Puck, Katie and her puppies, Arthur, Hal and Galadriel, Sophie and Bercelet, Snug and Bottom, Mini, Simpson and Leo Prynne, (Labrador Retriever-cross) Puck (Shetland Sheepdog Katie (Irish Setter) Sophie (English Setter) Cats and Dogs
Dog Memory Malorie Blackman Taquis (deceased) German Shepherd Dog
My Animal Friends Dick King-Smith Anna, Dodo and Elsie Dachshunds Dog
Cats Joan Aiken Gracchus, Hamlet and Darwin One Tabby cat, others unknown Cat
Shanti Francesca Simon Shanti (deceased) Tibetan Spaniel Dog
My Pets Jean Ure Thomas, Titch, Bella, (cats), Dolly, Daisy, Minnie, Gertie, Benny, Sasha. Fox Terrier, Tabby, Mongrel, Jack Russell, Norfolk Terrier, Springer Spaniel, German Shepherd-Collie Cats and Dogs

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