Key title New cover, new format reissue of this story about everyone's favourite family cat, Mog. All the titles in this best-selling series are reissuing in a uniform format with new covers Judith Kerr is one of the best-loved children's authors of the twentieth century. Judith Kerr's books about Mog, the loveable, accident-prone cat, have entertained countless children for more than thirty years and sold over three million copies worldwide. The first story, 'Mog The Forgetful Cat' was published in 1970 and Mog has remained a favourite ever since. Judith Kerr is well loved for her classic picture book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' which has sold over two million copies. Judith Kerr's first novel, 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit', won the prestigious Jugendbuchpreis in Germany and has sold over 500,000 copies. HarperCollins Children's Books are proud to be Judith Kerr's sole publisher. Competition: Harry the Dirty Dog, Orlando the Marmalade Cat
Judith Kerr OBE was born in Berlin. Her family left Germany in
1933 to escape the rising Nazi party, and came to England. She
studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a
scriptwriter for the BBC.
Judith married the celebrated screenwriter Nigel Kneale in 1954. She left the BBC to look after their two children, who inspired her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Published in 1968 and never out of print in the fifty years since, it has become a much-loved classic and perennial bestseller. Her second book was Mog the Forgetful Cat, which was published in 1970 and has also gone on to become a beloved classic, with Mog appearing in a further 17 adventures in the years since.
Judith was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and in 2019 was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards. Judith died in May 2019 at the age of 95, and her stories continue to entertain and delight generations of children.
Praise for Mog the Forgetful Cat: 'Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!' Choice Magazine 'A lovely book for all Mog-fanciers' The Observer Praise for Goodbye Mog: 'Kerr's warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic' Financial Times 'Believable, amusing and moving' Nursery World 'A supremely sensitive story' The Times 'The best, most consoling book for children on the subject of bereavement...a joy to read' The Independent on Sunday