Frederick Warne and Cats Protection join forces to celebrate the Centenaries of Miss Moppet and Tom Kitten!

Frederick Warne, publisher of Beatrix Potter’s famous children’s books, has teamed up with the UK’s largest cat charity, Cats Protection, in order to promote the welfare of these animals across the country. 

With a combined presence at organised events, literary and animal related shows and festivals throughout the year, Frederick Warne are delighted to be celebrating the centenaries of The Tale of Miss Moppet in 2006 and The Tale of Tom Kitten in 2007, in association with Cats Protection. 

Beatrix Potter’s publisher was founded in 1865 by a bookseller named Frederick Warne and specialised in illustrated books.  By the mid-twentieth century it was publishing non-fiction such as the famous Observer series, a mainstay for animal and bird enthusiasts.

Warne’s best-known author is, however, the creator of the world-famous Peter Rabbit™ books - some of the most enduring and adored children’s books ever published - and every year, Frederick Warne has celebrated the Centenary of one of Beatrix Potter’s characters, beginning with The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 2002.

There will be a variety of Library, School and Bookshop visits across the country where Miss Moppet and Tom Kitten will be celebrating their birthdays, distributing books and delivering posters, stickers and other goodies to children, as well as visiting the following shows:

The Cheltenham Literary Festival  Cheltenham, 13th October

Discover Dogs Show  London, 11/12th November

The Supreme Cat Show  Birmingham, 25th November

The National Cat Show    London, 9th December

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with over 6000 volunteers, 29 Adoption Centres and 261 voluntary- run Branches. 

With a long history of conservation and animal welfare work (Beatrix Potter bequeathed her land to the National Trust, as well as being an avid animal lover) Frederick Warne is delighted to be working with Cats Protection to promote animal welfare throughout the UK.

To learn more about Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, please visit or contact Andrew Bentham. Frederick Warne Press Office: 0207 010 3471

More information about the work of the charity can be found at


Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity, rehoming around 60,000 cats and kittens a year through its nationwide network of 29 Adoption Centres and 260 voluntary-run Branches. We also promote responsible cat ownership through education and information and run comprehensive neutering programmes involving approximately 100,000 cats every year.

A Cats Prayer

Lead me down all the right paths,
Keep me from fleas, bees, and baths.
Let me in should it storm,
Keep me safe, fed, and warm.


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