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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A pity, but the work overall represents a nicely done alternative to the many dog-as-hero stories for children.

Katje the Windmill Cat

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The story also teaches children about the history on November 5 on st Elizabeth’s day where a violent storm from the North Sea broke through the dikes flooding a small village in South Holland. She is equally at home portraying the nuances of emotion between the characters and the dramatic sweep of the storm.

Sep 29, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it really liked it Shelves: All the World’s A Stage: Cat lovers will embrace this lovely work of historical fiction that revolves around an actual event that occurred in in a small village in Holland with a heroic cat, a violent storm, and a helpless infant. Inon Nov. Lena is clearly not a cat person, and when infant Anneke is born, Katje, despite obvious mutual affection between baby and cat, is banished to the mill.


An Activity Guide to Windmills transforms a historical account of the 15th-century St. Their detail and delicacy is a delight to see. Answering the Cry for Freedom: Can’t see the preview? The panel illustrations, like miniature Dutch paintings, glow with a windmull of amber light and parallel the excitement of the text; early scenes show the serene town and domestic life while later paintings chronicle the rising floodwaters, culminating in a wordless spread of cat and baby bobbing precariously in the cradle.

I love the ct here! Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The idea of Katjie the windmill cat is a true story, this teaches the children about the strong The moral of the story is about the importance of the cat performing a heroic action that saved the baby.

This is a beautifully illustrated educational children’s book about the St.

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If nothing else, reading this story made me appreciate my husband even more. Published August 8th by Candlewick first published This story also has given its name to one of the most famous places in the Netherlands: After the storm passed the villagers built a new dike to hold back the ocean. Miniature Delft-like tiles decorate each of the pages in pale blue and white, while the main plates, in the manner of Flemish masters, use rich colours and brilliant lighting.

Cute illustrations but the story needs more focus on the cat. Based on events during the Saint Cxt, 5 November Kate Greenaway Medal Nominee I didn’t know who the real cat and real baby were, so I made up the characters and the family and the windmill part of the book. The Wind at Wkndmill This book is based on a true account, which the author includes at the end of the book. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


Katje, the Windmill Cat

I don’t think there is anything exactl Based on the true story of cay Elizabeth’s Day Flood in South Holland, this is the story of Katje, the windmill cat, who is not welcomed by the miller’s new wife but eventually saves the day.

Trivia About Katje, the Windmi Children would be delighted not only with the pictures but also the stor Katje is the miller’s cat, loved and honored by him. Why was I crying my eyes out at the end of this story? Both art and text infuse this little-known piece of history with warmth and imagination. I don’t think there is anything exactly wrong with the way it was told, and xat is a happy ending BUT, being such a cat-lover myself, the miller’s wife’s lack of understanding about Katje upset me.

Hurray for the internet! When we got married, I knew that I was also getting a very pampered princess step-cat in the bargain. She even used one of her own cats as a model for Katje. A beautiful story beautifully told. Katje, the Windmill Cat by Gretchen Woelfle.