JENNY'S ADOPTED BROTHERS by Eather Averill
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JENNY'S ADOPTED BROTHERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dry humor and not a little bit of wonderful pathos abound in the sixth book about Captain Tinker's cat Jenny Linsky- that may even tickle the adults who read it cloud more than their listening children. Black Jenny, sporting her tasseled red wool scarf while sitting in the rose garden one day, meets a cat she's never seen before. After introductions. Checkers the stranger, produces his friend Edward a tiger, without whom he will not consider Jenny's offer of adoption into the Captain's household. Jenny them both adopted. But just when things are going well- the new cats have been given presents and the complete run of the house- Jenny, in a fit of jealousy at seeing checkers and Edward stop the captain's knee, acts unpleasantly. A hurt Checkers and Edward leave the house but a changed and forgiving Jenny finds them on a rainy night in a public doorway and invites them back again. This, to delight one's sense of propriety- and a certain stiffness in the author's humorous drawings conveys cat movement to exactitude.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1952
Publisher: Harper