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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Both art and text infuse this little-known piece of history with warmth and imagination.

Katje the Windmill Cat “One to treasure. To ask other readers questions about Katje, the Windmill Catplease sign up. I don’t think there is anything exactly wrong with the way it was told, and there is a happy ending BUT, being such a cat-lover myself, the miller’s wife’s lack of understanding about Katje upset me.

The only thing I didn’t like about it was the wife’s treatment of the cat to begin with! The illustrations in the book are basic which helped me to picture the bad weather in south Holland in the small village.

Based on events during the Saint Elizabethflood, 5 November Mar 02, Teri rated it really liked it Shelves: Their detail and delicacy is a delight to see. 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.


She still loves daddy best, but we never pushed her out of the bed and now she sleeps on my side ; However, the story made me rather sad. The idea of Katjie the windmill cat is a true story, this teaches the children about the stronger dike built around the village named after kinderdijk which men’s children’s dike in Dutch to honour the baby who was saved by the cat.

The story is consists of a cat and a baby that both survived the terrible Elizabeth Day flood ofHolland. There was a problem adding your email address. Her pictures look like paintings from the Dutch Renaissance.

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Based on historical fiction? This was to honour the baby – and I hope – the cat.

Delft tiles in traditional patterns as well as those incorporating images from the story decorate each page. However, the story is a classic Dutch one!

A cat saves a baby in Holland. Can’t see the preview? A Novel in Five Acts. When the town’s dike breaks and Anneke and the cat are swept into dangerous floodwaters, Katje keeps the baby’s cradle level until they are rescued.

Based on a true story of a cat who saved a small baby during the flood of in windmil, Netherlands. Angela Barrett is interviewed by Quentin Blake.


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And while Pandy and I sometimes had trouble adjusting to one another I think Katje was a bit more amiable than Pandy about the whole “having to share daddy” thingI’m glad we stuck with it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I more appreciated the beautiful artwork from this book than the actual story when I looked through this book, I admit. 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.

Jan cst, Andrea rated it tbe liked it Shelves: A pity, but the work overall represents a nicely done alternative to the many dog-as-hero stories for children.


Gentle illustrations and a lot thee text that might make it a good book for a little bit older crowd, 1st grade, to read to. An Activity Guide to Windmills.

Kate Greenaway Medal Nominee We all love this beautifully illustrated book, especially since our own heritage is Dutch. Mar 07, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves:

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