> Skip to content

A typically exuberant Christmas story from the beloved Margaret Mahy.

Goodness gracious, what do I see?
The kitten has climbed the Christmas tree!
Climbed so high and climbed so far
To cling with her claws to the Christmas star.

Help! A cute little kitten has managed to scale to the very top of the town's Christmas tree. The cat climbs up to rescue her, followed by the dog, the goat and the pigs. Amid squealing, bleating, barking and mewing, the clever little kitten climbs her way back down the tree, leaving all of her rescuers stuck!

Margaret Mahy is internationally recognised as one of the all-time best writers for young readers, and this exuberant Christmas tale is a festive treasure for every bookshelf. Full of humour, it is sure to delight readers young and old for many years to come.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143770800

    October 30, 2017

    Picture Puffin

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Margaret Mahy

The Moon And Farmer McPhee
The Margaret Mahy Treasury + CD
Footsteps Through The Fog
Summery Saturday Morning
Boy Who Was Followed Home
Boy With Two Shadows
Three Legged Cat
The Boy With Two Shadows
Jam
A Summery Saturday Morning
The Three Legged Cat
The Boy Who Was Followed Home
The Witch In the Cherry Tree

Recommendations

Hairy Maclary's Bone
Hide and Seek
Are We There Yet?
We're All Wonders
A Bag and a Bird
Socks
Chocolate Cake
Mouse House
Alfie and Dad
Pigeon P.I.
The Tale of the Castle Mice
The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle
Wild Pa
Pearlie and the Imperial Princess
Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding
This Is a Circle
Further Adventures Of The Owl & The Puss
Santa's Outback Secret
The Little Train
The Best, Best Baby!