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The Cat Mummy

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, illustrator
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Corgi
ISBN: 9780440868576
04/21/2009 - $0.00
Categories: Animals - General, Family - General (See Also Headings Under Social Themes),

I sometimes talk about my mum to Mabel, because Mabel doesn't ever get upset. Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies. Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, Verity decides to mummify Mabel and keep her hidden. Verity's dad and grandparents can't bear to talk about death, having lost Verity's mum in childbirth, but when they eventually discover what Verity has done with Mabel, the whole family learns that it's time to talk. A superb handling of bereavement in Wilson's uniquely accessible and enjoyable style.