Read Chapter 11 here Chapter 12 Normon left the town as quickly as possible and trotted down the country lanes. Often he stopped a passer-by to ask politely: "Please, sir, or ma'am, can you tell me, has a Punch and Judy show passed this way?" and often he had the answer: "Why, yes, my little … Continue reading Punch and Judy
I just wanted to share this with you guys! The lovely Heidihoshi has made some fantastic origami cards inspired by my dear Normon and his sister Sookie. Please do check out her site as she is very talented and sells some beautiful crafts in her Etsy shop.
Thank you so much Heidihoshi, you have made my day!
This is my second tribute to bloggers who have inspired me. You can read my first tribute here.
Today, I am dedicating my post to one of my favourite children’s story writers, booandlittleman. I was hooked the moment I read her story about Normon, a little witch’s cat that was ostracized because he was born different. Instead of being a green-eyed black kitty as all witch’s cats ought to be, he was a blue-eyed tabby with one white paw.
I couldn’t resist folding an origami cat in these colours. Now tabby print origami papers are not easy to find. So I decided to add the stripes myself.
Then I had to incorporate his blue eyes.
As promised, I named him Normon. I think he turned out pretty cute, don’t you think?
A warm and fuzzy Christmas purrfect for Normon, the witch’s most special cat
I already folded…
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Read Chapter 10 here Chapter 11 Normon was very touched when the Captain himself rode him ashore in the Mary Maud's lifeboat. The sailors, watching from the ship's side, gave him a friendly cheer as the boat ran on the silver sands and the little cat jumped out, but he could not look back and … Continue reading The Little Princess
Read Chapter 9 here Chapter 10 Normon left the Town Hall far behind him and trotted steadily southward towards the sea. He passed through towns and villages, past cottages and farmhouses, and small lonely dwellings, but every hearth had its tabby and every farm its brood of sleek mousers. There was no welcome anywhere for … Continue reading Normon at Sea
Read Chapter 8 here Chapter 9 By evening Normon came to a town. The lights in the windows winked at him like yellow and friendly eyes: "Come in! Come in!" In a hundred happy homes the kettle was singing on the hob; fat, comfortable tabbies, careless of their good fortune, dozed under chairs, or grumbled … Continue reading Normon on Show
Read Chapter 7 here Chapter 8 The Lord Mayor's house was large and noble, and the nurseries more splendid even than the little brothers had dreamed of. There was a golden cradle for the baby, a rocking-horse, soldiers, engines, and a thousand different toys in cupboards and on shelves around the room. There was a … Continue reading The Lady Mayoress Doesn’t Like Cats
Read Chapter 6 here Chapter 7 Normon had not left the orphanage more than two miles behind him when he heard a far-off sound like the rolling of distant wheels and the galloping of horses. With his ears a-prick he jumped lightly out of the road in case the coach should run him over in … Continue reading The Lord Mayor’s Coach
Read Chapter 5 here Chapter 6 Normon had caught three mice by the time the cook came downstairs, but she would not look at him or give him a word of praise. She set about making gruel for the orphans' breakfast. It was very thin and grey and unpleasant, and the orphans hated it. The … Continue reading Gruel
Read Chapter 4 here Chapter 5 The farmer's wife called her husband to come downstairs. "The cream has gone!" she said. "My knitting is in a tangle, and look what is written on the dairy floor!" "I told you so!" replied the farmer. "Kitchen cats don't swim, and they don't have blue and crimson sparks … Continue reading The Orphanage
Read Chapter 3 here. Chapter 4 As little Normon slept sweetly beneath the kitchen table the voices of the farmer and his wife mingled with his dreams. "Where did that kitten come from, mother?" "The children found it swimming in the millrace, father." "Kitten's don't swim, mother." "The children said it was swimming for its … Continue reading Hobgoblin