Paw Prints In The Somme

During the First World War, thousands of cats were sent to the trenches ofPaw Prints in the Somme France and Belgium.

This is the story of just one.

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The Story
When young farm cat Tom is transported from his home in Devon to the trenches of World War One, he makes firm friends with boy soldier Jim. Adopting Tom as his lucky charm, Jim promises to get Tom home to Devon if he makes sure he gets through the war. Tom uses his senses and instinct to protect his friend, fighting his own fears and battles along the way.

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Key Qualities
• Fact driven and fully researched to give readers an accurate impression of life in wartime.
• Ties in with history curriculum and the current centenary of the Great War.
• The cat protagonist provides an impartial viewer of the fighting.
• Contains educational glossary and afterword.

What’s it like?
• Inspired by tales such as Blitzcat by Robert Westall and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
• Provides a view of war from the point of view of an innocent bystander like Fireweed by Jill Paton Walsh.

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