The Mouse Butcher Author:Dick King-Smith From the author of The Sheep-Pig, on which the movie Babe was based. — Tom Plug used to lead a modest life as the butcher's cat until all the humans moved away from the island. Now Tom himself is butcher for Colonel Bampton-Bush's family-the posh Blue Persian cats from the Big House. In payment Tom gets free accommodation at the Bampton-Bush es... more »tate, a luxury diet of fish and pheasant, and, most importantly, the company of the Bampton-Bushes' lovely daughter, Diana. Life is sweet for Tom. But in Hobbs' Hole lurks the Great Mog, who nurses a grudge against the unwitting Tom, and his plans for a murderous revenge make for trouble in paradise.
Dick King-Smith creates a world that is both fanciful and believable in the funny, fast-paced novel.« less