Based on a Cornish legend, The Mousehole Cat tells the story of Tom Bawcock through the eyes of his loving cat, Mowzer. One winter, a Great StormCat comes snarling and leaping at the harbour walls so that no boat can go out to fish. When all the food in the village is gone, Tom decides he must brave the terrible weather. Tom and Mowzer sail into the mountainous seas where Mowzer sings a lullaby to calm the Great StormCat of the sea. Tom catches enough fish to feed the entire village.
To this day the people of Mousehole in Cornwall, UK hold a procession and feast every Christmas in memory of brave Tom Bawcock.
Adapted by Joy Whitby from the picture book of the same name by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley, published by Walker Books Ltd., London.
In the featurette, “The Making of “The Moushole Cat,’” Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley explain how they came to write and illustrate the book. You will also discover how the original illustrations were brought to life by computer animation.