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Jenny And The Cat Club : New York Review Children's Collection - Esther Averill

Jenny And The Cat Club

New York Review Children's Collection

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2003
ISBN: 9781590170472
Number Of Pages: 176
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old

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In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat- the beguiling Jenny Linsky- lives happily with Captain Tinker, a retired sea-captain. Jenny longs to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, the fancy dancer Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President. But can she prove that she, too, has a special gift? With her first appearance in the US in 1944, Jenny Linsky quickly became a firm favourite for young readers. Many more books detailing Jenny Linsky's adventures followed. Most have been out of print for years, and second hand editions are hugely popular with Linsky's fans, young and old. Now published in a handsome hardback edition, with original illustrations, Jenny and the Cat Club includes Esther Averill's five favourite Cat Club stories- The Cat Club, Jeremy's First Party (1948), When Jenny Lost Her Scarf (1951), Jenny's Adopted Brothers (1952) and How the Brothers Joined the Cat Club (1953)- and an author s note which reveals that Jenny was indeed a very real cat.

Industry Reviews

"Esther Averill's collection of Jenny Linsky books deserves special mention. ...Told in clear, simple language that will appeal to younger children, all of these stories are delightful and festooned with simple illustrations every few pages that enhance, but never dominate, the melodious text." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"Averill colors her stories with abundant flights of clever fancy... But the nonchalance with which she delivers these makes them as real as her grounding details...Children will find Jenny's lessons about emotions and behavior helpful and reassuring." --Christina Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly

"The grace and charm of these little books are not only for children. In wording, illustration, and design they offer to people of all ages a short interview of pure delight." --The Saturday Review

"There is a realness about Jenny, as well as a demure charm, that gives these annals of her doings a distinction lacking in many a more pretentious effort." --The New Yorker

"In Jenny readers meet the perfect friend--an honest, fun-loving, and loyal playfellow and comrade-in-arms. How good to have Jenny back in print." --Leonard S. Marcus, author of Storied City: A Children's Book Walking Tour Guide to New York City

ISBN: 9781590170472
ISBN-10: 1590170474
Series: New York Review Children's Collection
Audience: General
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 2003
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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