The cat mummy
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies.
Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, Verity decides to mummify Mabel and keep her hidden.
Verity's dad and grandparents can't bear to talk about death, having lost Verity's mum several years ago - but when they eventually discover what Verity has done, the whole family realises it's time to talk. A superb handling of bereavement in Jacqueline Wilson's uniquely accessible and enjoyable style, for younger readers.