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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Cat Who Liked Rain (The)
by Henning Mankell
Age Range: 6-8
For his seventh birthday Lukas receives the most special present ever – a little black kitten he calls ‘Night’. He adores his new pet and is desolate and inconsolable when one day, Night simply disappears. Lukas is determined to find his cat and sets in motion some amusing antics as a result of his quest. With the help of his mum, Lukas puts up posters around the town, (later adding that a large reward is on offer which encourages a queue of people outside his home much to the surprise of his parents). He runs away and attempts to stay in a hotel for the night and rashly deposits his piggy bank in the town fountain when he makes a wish. Whatever Lukas does, nothing brings Night back. Just where has Night really gone to? Has Night disappeared to the mysterious yet wonderful Rainy-Weather Land that Lukas’ dad has told him about?
This is a wise, gentle and moving story from best-selling and prize-winning author Henning Mankell. When Night appears to Lukas in a dream and tells him that he has had to leave to see the world, just as Lukas will one day do when he grows up, he eventually has to accept that Night is not coming back.