Yule Cat – A Seasonal Makeover by Brian Pilkington

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According to Icelandic folklore the Yule Cat is an overgrown ferocious feline that stalks the wintry Icelandic landscape preying on children! In this considerably more charming story, Brian Pilkington has lightened the character up somewhat by imagining what the Yule Cat is like today, now that he has become a motheaten, fleabitten, lazy old geriatric that is in need of a seasonal makeover. This delightful story is ideal for children of all ages, just about anyone that loves cats, or indeed any motheaten, fleabitten old geriatric in need of a seasonal makeover that YOU may know!

Also includes an introduction to the Icelandic Christmas family and the unique customs of the holiday season in Iceland.

Stories we have done about Brian:

Interview on grapevine.is
Meet the father of Icelandic Christmas 

More books we have in our shop from Brian:

Icelandic Trolls by Brian Pilkington
Trolls - Philosophy and Wisdom by Brian Pilkington
A Puffin Called Fido by Brian Pilkington
Hidden People by Brian Pilkington & Terry Gunnel
A Giant Love Story by Guðrún Helgadóttir & Brian Pilkington


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07 January 2022
United States
I recommend this product


Love the book. I was worried when the only place I could find it was in Iceland and I was in the US, but it arrived in amazing condition and faster than a lot of my domestic shipping items.

12 December 2020
Stephen B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Quickly delivered, in excellent condition

I haven't read The Yule Cat yet as it's a Christmas present, but it arrived quickly and in excellent condition. I was delighted to receive a paper copy of the Reykjavik Grapevine with it, which I've thoroughly enjoyed reading!

08 December 2020
Alison S.
United States United States

Beautifully illustrated

I watched the R G interview of Brian Pilkington, as I already owned his troll book. The Yule Cat had beautiful illustrations and a funny story.