Bellboy Johnny Trott’s life is forever changed when Kaspar Kadinsky (the Prince of Cats) comes into his life. As an orphan Johnny has always ached for a mother’s love. When Kaspar’s glamorous owner (although as the Prince of Cats Kaspar cannot be owned) comes to stay at the Savoy Hotel Johnny is befriended by the pair. When disaster strikes Johnny is left with a cat in need of cheering up.
A cat that survives the sinking of the Titanic is a rather cute concept for a children’s book. The title itself is a little misleading though as the story doesn’t quite center around the Titanic. he majority of the story takes place pre-Titanic with a nice afterword to wrap lose ends. Illustrations are throughout the book and should help to hold the attention of younger readers. When getting to the Titanic section the sinking could probably be a little heavy for children. I would like to note that popular misconceptions and errors regarding the cause of the sinking as well as the sinking are implemented to have an impact on the story so it does not stick too close to the facts (but, hey, it IS fiction).
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