Blitzcat: The Cat Who Fought Hitler

book cover of   Blitzcat   by  Robert Westall


“A black cat. A nation in danger. A world at war.”

That’s the back cover copy on my copy of Blitzcat, a book about one of the bravest and most loyal warrior cats in all of literature.  This cat didn’t just do her normal cat work of keeping people’s spirits propped up in war-ravaged England. No, little Lord Gort had to cross England looking for her person, changing lives and become a fighter-pilot cat on her way, among her many anti-fascist exploits. 

Although it seems unlikely that a war story based on a cat will end up well, Blitzcat pulls you in faster than a pawful of claws, and soon you will be fully behind the story’s main character, the black cat Lord Gort, who proves that a cat authentically-drawn can carry the central role in a novel narrative.  Bravo to author Robert Westall for giving the world a truly-great feline literary figure for the ages, and for all ages.  Don’t let the Young Adult sticker fool you, Blitzcat is plenty appreciated by young and old alike.

Got a favorite cat in literature?  Drop a comment below so all us cat-loving readers can check it out. 

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9 thoughts on “Blitzcat: The Cat Who Fought Hitler

  1. cat o' eight tails

    blitz cat is such a lovely role model for any and all blimp cats out there;………………………… a cat fighter pilot, audacious in the skies, he is definately a litter-airy hero.

  2. Blimp cats?? You jest!

  3. Hey .. just found some of the large cards you left at WordCamp last year! Good to see you’re still blogging! 🙂

  4. Mia

    Uhhmmmm, have any of you read the warrior cat series???? yeah, this cat was great in the war….but it would never compare with the warrior cat books by erun hunter….try them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Mia

    oops..sorry I’m awful at spelling….i meant erin hunter… should read them….or thw Twilight saga….now they are book worth commenting on……huh??

  6. Tricia

    Erin Hunter is great, the Twilight woman should be shot, sparkly vampires?? She should read some Ann Rice.

  7. Aadil

    i jus found out that blitzcat is ancient

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