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My Cat Mac

Margaret Forrester
Sandra Klaassen


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863157479 Publication date: 22 April 2010
Genre: Animals Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

Mac the cat is pleased when a new family moves into his house in Edinburgh. He hopes Catriona will become his special friend. But when she dresses Mac up like a doll, he decides to run away. He is a real cat with real feelings. Will Catriona learn how to be Mac's friend? And will he ever come home?

A charming story about learning to respect
animals and the importance of friendship, based
on the author’s own family and cat, Mac.


'I saw it in a bookshop in Edinburgh and the book was so charming I bought it right away. And to my delight the story was just as delightful. I loved how a gentle lesson was taught about treating a pet with respect and not as a toy or plaything. What a relief to read such a beautiful story with such wisdom, told in such a simple way.'
-- Trish Flannery, Netherlands (customer)

'This is a sweet book about friendship and respecting animals. With simple language and evocative drawings, it's a charming little tale.'
--Tina Hene, Families Magazine

'Catriona learns her lesson, and the heart warming ending is satisfying and endearing. A great story for teaching children to respect animals.'
-- Armadillo

My Cat Mac


Margaret Forrester was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She worked in India and England before returning to Edinburgh where she was a Church of Scotland minister and chaplain to two primary schools. She is the author of two picture books, My Cat Mac and…

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Sandra Klaassen was born in 1959 in the Netherlands and lived for many years on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, from where she drew her inspiration for picture books Peg the Little Sheepdog, and Uan the Little Lamb. She has illustrated…

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