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Product Description

Love Morpurgo’s animal stories? This mighty cat’s adventures will be your purrfect pleasure. Truly majestic storytelling about a king of cats: fiery Montezuma, who rules over them all. Named after an Aztec king, Montezuma is the emperor of the farmyard. Watch him grow from naughty kitten to a grand old tomcat: always regal, cunning and proud – a law unto himself. His nine lives are full of triumphs and dangers. And Michael Morpurgo captures every moment of them all.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781405233385

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

August 1st, 2007

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.8; Middle years; 4.0 points

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  • 208 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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    TuffyCat
    on 22 June 2016

    We have this in our library and i really have wanted to read this because i love cats!!! now I have it and it is great. I also love the description- it’s so good. it has lots of cliffhangers, followed by sad parts. it’s happy though, I like it a lot.

  2. Bellasara 113282

    micheal11
    on 17 February 2016

    good

    5out of 5
  3. Goldie 113308

    Emerald07
    on 24 May 2015

    I think it was sad

    2out of 5
  4. Abigail 113288

    mimicandyfloss
    on 23 May 2015

    This is a really fun tale of a cat called Montezuma. It’s quite confusing at the start but then you get the hang of it. Each chapter has it’s own cliffhanger because each chapter is Montezuma’s life.

    5out of 5
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    moomin2001
    on 28 March 2014

    This book is a tearful and a sad ending story. My best so far! It is good enough for a film.

    5out of 5
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    iman-sid1
    on 23 March 2014

    I read the book when I was little but I can still see a clear picture in my head when montezuma the little kitten came into the house and got his little feeble head stuck in the empty tin can of beans! How this book made me laugh and cry in all ways and I guess it was so good that I still remember it till this very moment. I guess I’m trying to say this book really took hold of my emotions taking them on a roller coaster of excitement. Every page I flicked rapidly the more eager I was to get to the ending and the next thing I new I was reading it again!

    5out of 5
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    BananaMuffin
    on 14 March 2014

    This is a brilliant book about a naughty cat whose spirit lives on , if you read the ending.

    4out of 5
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    batman29
    on 10 March 2014

    It is SO GOOD!

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    Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    Micheal Morpurgo, a great best-selling author, has a way of telling stories in a fun way but also emotional. i am obessed with cats so i really enjoyed this book. i would recommend to people who like cats and dont mind a twisting plot.

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    Leahka99
    on 9 March 2014

    If u haven’t read this book I’m telling u should its a great book if u like adventure books then u might like this book

    5out of 5
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    skulduggerypleasantrules
    on 8 March 2014

    I read this book think it is OK, wouldn’t be my favourite ( as you can see from my username! ). But still its not the worst in the world!

    2out of 5
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    Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I loved this book

  13. Evie 113313

    Horan7715
    on 7 March 2014

    This is amazing book author only does about animals

  14. Gruffalo 113679

    alibaba4
    on 7 March 2014

    A beautiful book!:)

    4out of 5
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    Mohsen1010
    on 7 March 2014

    I enjoyed this wonderful book about the trials of Montezuma the farm cat and his nine lives. It is a must read for cat-lovers. Michael Morpurgo is an amazing author!

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    Cheerforevers
    on 7 March 2014

    This is about a cat who has 9 lives.

  17. Hayley 113303

    Spidergirl
    on 7 March 2014

    this book is interesting and I love Michael Morpurgo books

    4out of 5
  18. Abigail 113288

    twinkletoes6284
    on 6 March 2014

    REALLY GOOD BOOK

    5out of 5
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    ElsieJW
    on 6 March 2014

    Great book

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    heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    a great book, discussing interesting aspects of nature

    4out of 5
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    boogie99
    on 4 March 2014

    this fantastic book has lots of power full words

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    Celine1
    on 4 March 2014

    I read this book and it’s ok but. I thought it could had had a bit more drama in it you know what I mean

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    Kundicoolz
    on 4 March 2014

    A WONDERFUL TALE

    5out of 5
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    Helen511
    on 4 March 2014

    not good !!!!!!

    2out of 5
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    magic-fairy
    on 3 March 2014

    This book is a good book. The title is nice. For my rating I will say that I loved this book. I will give it 5 stars. I wish that I had this book. Because I love reading books I am going to the book fear in peters hill primary school.

  26. Love stargirl 113412

    directioner12315
    on 22 September 2013

    I havnt read this, but reviews say it was good, so I might give it a try.

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    BigBlackberry3
    on 1 September 2013

    “A masterpiece” “I’ve never known someone who doesn’t like Morpurgo” “Best book yet” “So emotional”

    5out of 5
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    powerpush22
    on 19 February 2013

    This book has a strange twist!

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    imi264
    on 15 July 2012

    This book was FANTASTIC! It was JUST like the story of my old cat! I really loved it and anyone who LOVES cats, should read this book!

    5out of 5
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    la1397
    on 4 March 2012

    I only give this book three stars because the parts i read, I wasn’t impressed with. Maybe this is because I don’t really enjoy books about animals, but i did hope to enjoy it more. Maybe I’ll give it another go in the future.

  31. Evie 113313

    molru
    on 15 February 2010

    I actually cried when i read this heart breaking story. but you should definetely read it.

    5out of 5