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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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Elizabeth’s flood of November that left many parts of southern Holland under water. Illustrations, so important to stimulate fantasy, are wonderful, even I got a bit emotional when I finished the book. Children would be delighted not only with the pictures but also the stor Katje is the miller’s cat, loved and honored by him.

They are in an old style as wihdmill story is an old one set in long ago times. The panel illustrations, like miniature Dutch paintings, glow with a patina of amber light and parallel the excitement of the text; early scenes show the serene town and domestic life while later paintings chronicle the rising floodwaters, culminating in a wordless spread of cat and baby bobbing precariously in the cradle.

The couple has a baby. The Windmill Cat” on Amazon.

KATJE, THE WINDMILL CAT by Gretchen Woelfle , Nicola Bayley | Kirkus Reviews

Her pictures look like paintings from the Dutch Renaissance. Maybe because an animal is involved and she’s able to imagine it better? Return to Book Page. How to print the digital edition of Books for Keeps: But, from the flood sprung the legend thw 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.


An Activity Guide to Windmills. The rhe loves the child but the mother is afraid the cat sill hurt it. Books by Gretchen Woelfle.

Katje the Windmill Cat – Gretchen Woelfle

A delightful story about a cat living during the flooding of Holland. A cat saves a baby in Holland. Jan 23, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: The wife isn’t as tolerable as the miller and the cat is almost human how realistic! Also, I sometimes find myself annoyed with stories where an animal or person is highly disliked until it does something to help the person who had been mean to it in the first place–I know it is meant to show that people can change, but sometimes it just irks me since it seems like the cat or whatever is only appreciated because of what it did, not because of its true self just a personal pet-peeve Then he gets married.

Nov 16, Karen GoatKeeper rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution. Both art and text infuse this little-known piece of history with warmth and imagination. Jun 20, Shelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 10, Josette rated it liked it. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Jul 15, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: The illustrations in the book are basic which helped me to picture the bad weather in south Holland in the small village. It didn’t make sense, when the miller and Katje had been so close before and he still clearly cared about her, but I guess he just wanted to cater to the wife? This story also has given its name to one of the most Found this book yesterday, when visiting a museum.


Digital version — browse, print or download Can’t see the preview? Published August 8th by Candlewick first published Based on historical fiction?

When we got married, I knew that I was also getting a very pampered princess step-cat in the windmill.

Gretchen Woelfle

They named this the Kinderdijk which is Children’s Dike in Dutch. Hurray for the internet! More By and About This Author.

Their detail and delicacy is a delight to see. She was able to get more into this true story which I read to her after finishing Katje.

Thanks to Orchard Books for their help with this November cover. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick press, Inc. Please provide an email address. The illustrations reflect the windmil Dutch setting. Apr 17, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: She still loves daddy best, but we never pushed her out of the bed and now she sleeps on my side ; Based on the true story of the Elizabeth’s Day Flood in South Holland, this is the story of Katje, the windmill cat, who is not welcomed by the miller’s new wife but eventually saves the day.