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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The story also teaches children about the history on November 5 on st Elizabeth’s day where a violent storm from the North Sea broke through the dikes flooding a small village in South Holland. Found this book yesterday, when visiting a museum. View all 4 comments.


Inon Nov. She was able to get more into this true story which I read to her after finishing Katje.

Trivia About Katje, the Windmi Hated the new wife for quite some time! Made me very sad and very angry, even though there is a happy ending to this historical fiction tale. Lists with This Book. Katje, the Windmill Cat by Gretchen Woelfle. The illustrations reflect the story’s Dutch setting. Katje the Windmill Cat View Rearrange. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have kajte and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Katje, the Windmill Cat

Cute illustrations but the story needs more focus on the cat. Bayley’s illustrations are both sumptuous and delicate, deliberately recalling Dutch domestic and fine art.

windmilll I windmll the illustrations here! How to print the digital edition of Books for Keeps: The idea of Katjie the windmill cat is a true story, this teaches the children about the stronger dike built around the village named after kinderdijk which men’s children’s dike in Dutch to honour the baby who was saved by the cat. She is equally at home portraying the nuances of emotion between the characters and the dramatic sweep of the storm.

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On of my favorite picture books for children! Apr 17, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Can’t see the preview? The moral of the story is about the importance of the cat performing a heroic action that saved the baby.

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winrmill Her pictures tell the story and ravish the eye. They named this the Kinderdijk which is Children’s Dike in Dutch. Sep 29, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it really liked it Shelves: I more appreciated the beautiful artwork from this book than the actual story when I looked through this book, I admit.


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 kafje what it did, not because of its true self just a personal pet-peeve View all 7 comments.

The cat loves katjd child but the mother is afraid the cat sill hurt it. Nov 16, Karen GoatKeeper rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Gretchen Woelfle. A Novel in Five Acts. An Activity Guide to Windmills transforms a historical account of the 15th-century St. Return to Book Page. This story also has given its name to one of the most famous places in thhe Netherlands: Kate Greenaway Medal Nominee Based on historical fiction?

And to know that it’s true?