Search Results: "Esther Averill"


BOOK REVIEW

JENNY'S FIRST PARTY by Esther Averill
Released: March 3, 1948

"A distinctive and lovely little book with the tender touch of one who loves children and animals."
The cat, Jenny, known to those who read The Cat Club and The School for Cats goes on a night's carousal in search of a party, with her friends, Pickles and Florio. Read full book review >

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ESTHER by Rebecca Kanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kanner's second novel is animated but ultimately fails to leave a deep impression."
The book of Esther comes to life in this vivid novel based on the Old Testament tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 1994

"Suspenseful and awful in its grisly details, but done with good taste and compassion."
Sanders (Fort Worth, 1984, etc.) puts the novelist's eye for detail and a sharp sense of pace to good use in this outstanding true-crime narrative about the rape and murder of a retired Oklahoma schoolteacher. Read full book review >

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CAPTAINS OF THE CITY STREETS by Esther Averill
Released: Nov. 22, 1972

"This is a flashback to The Cat Club's early days before the arrival of Jenny, and though the club's Rules and Regulations and tea party frolics which began back in the 1940's don't much resemble the activities of backyard felines we know, previously recruited fans will find the initiation of these two mavericks one of the organization's more worthwhile ventures."
The socialization of a pair of street-wise tramps, Sinbad and the Duke, begins when they move into the neighborhood of Little Old New York and are drawn into the Cat Club through their big brotherly concern for the young dancing cat Macaroni. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 10, 1970

"Although Miss Averill communicates her respect for Callot, neither the exposition nor the illustrations back her up."
It looks like an art book but it has little of substance to say about art; it reads like a rather young biography but it has little to tell—since there is little known—about Callot's personal life. Read full book review >

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WHEN JENNY LOST HER SCARF by Esther Averill
Released: Aug. 22, 1951

"However, she decided to stay home and not hinder the work of the fire-fighters, and this fine attitude is rewarded with honors and a Cat Club picnic from the proceeds of the reward money."
Fifth in the Jenny series, in which the modest little black cat not only recovers her favorite red scarf, but is acclaimed by the Fire Department and the Cat Club for her spirit of unselfishness. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 31, 1933

The story of a white colt, of a cranky duchess who tried to run the town, and of the circus she didn't dare put out, and of how Powder joined the circus. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CAT by Esther Averill
Released: Sept. 14, 1960

"Suspense, humor, and compassion are all here cut to the size of the very youngest reader."
This is the story of a little cat with big ideas. Read full book review >

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DANIEL BOONE by Esther Averill
Released: March 27, 1946

"Good merchandise."
Rojankovaky illustrated this internationally known Daniel Boone and it was published by the Domino Press in 1931. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 27, 1934

"This time a story about a horse, a coach dog and gypsies."
Companion volume to Powder, with similar gay and foreign looking pictures by F. Rojankovsky. Read full book review >

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THE HOTEL CAT by Esther Averill
Released: Nov. 26, 1969

"Quite up to scratch—no one could reasonably find 'fault with the services of the Hotel Cat."
Like the Royal Hotel where Tom finds refuge and rises to eminence, this has a certain musty sweetness—it's cheering to find that the members of The Cat Club (founded 1944), "forever friends," are forever true to character. Read full book review >

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JENNY'S BEDSIDE BOOK by Esther Averill
Released: Sept. 2, 1959

"An ideal bedside reading book, Jenny will again claim ardent enthusiasts, both as a very remarkable cat and as the favorite feline of almost any little girl."
Once again Jenny Linsky proves herself to be a cat of high degree. Read full book review >