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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They are in an old style as the story is an old one set in long ago times. The story is consists of a cat and a baby that both survived the terrible Elizabeth Day flood ofHolland.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Walker’s editing and design team have presented the book with the skill and care which it deserves. The idea of Katjie the windmill cat is a true story, this teaches the children about the strong The moral of the story is about the importance of the cat performing a heroic action that saved the baby.

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A delightful story about a cat living during the flooding of Holland. I enjoyed reading about Katje the cat.

Elizabeth’s Day flood in Holland into an engaging story in terms that children will understand; the facts never intrude upon the seamless narrative. Based on a true story and beautifully illustrated. Children would be delighted not only with the pictures but also the stor Katje is the miller’s cat, loved and honored by him.


Wow, what a lovely story with amazingly detailed and beautiful illustrations!

Gretchen Woelfle

I especially loved this one because we have act calico cat ;- They bumped this up to a four star for me. Angela Barrett is interviewed by Quentin Blake. 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.

She was able to get more into this true story which I read to her after finishing Katje. I don’t think there is anything ca Based on the true story of the Elizabeth’s Day Flood in South Car, this is the story of Katje, the windmill cat, who is not welcomed by the miller’s new wife but eventually saves the day. Both art and text infuse this little-known piece of history with warmth and imagination. However, the story is a classic Dutch one! Katie brought this home from her vacation in Holland.

Katje, the Windmill Cat by Gretchen Woelfle | Scholastic

Books of the Fhe. Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence A Revolutionary woman who made history! Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? The end is especially touching with the miller grabbing the baby and the wife grabbing Katje. The epilogue describes the Kinderdijk Children’s Dike built to honor the baby saved by a cat.

She is equally at home portraying the nuances of emotion between the characters and the dramatic sweep of the storm.

Katje the Windmill Cat – Gretchen Woelfle

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Kate Greenaway Medal Nominee Gentle illustrations and a lot of text that might make it a good book for wincmill little bit older crowd, 1st grade, to read to. Can’t see the preview?

Nov 16, Karen GoatKeeper rated it it was amazing Shelves: Miniature Delft-like tiles decorate each of the pages in pale blue and white, while the main plates, in the manner of Flemish masters, use rich colours and brilliant lighting. Woelfle’s text is conversational and understated, just right for a domestic tale which turns into high drama. This story is a favorite of mine, and I love it even more now with Nicola Bayley’s exquisite illustrations.

This is a perfect match of words and pictures. Hated that a loving cat, a treasured family member, was pushed aside, first for the wife, then for the new baby. On of my favorite picture books for children! Aug 11, Isobel Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, from the flood sprung the legend of the cat and a baby in a cradle that lived in one of the 19 windmills in the area known as Kinderdijk Children’s Dike in Alblasserward. This story also has given its name to one of the most Found this book yesterday, when visiting a museum.