Search Results: "Esther Averill"


BOOK REVIEW

JENNY AND THE CAT CLUB by Esther Averill
Released: March 28, 1973

"Complete with the original illustrations and a testimonial from Ms. Averill that 'Jenny was real — a very real cat."
Five of Jenny Linsky's early adventures — beginning with her first encounter with "The Cat Club" and later her "First Party," her "Adopted Brothers," and "How The Brothers Joined The Cat Club." Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL FOR CATS by Esther Averill
Released: Aug. 20, 1947

"Easily soiled yellow jacket."
Another in the shy Jenny Linsky cat stories, as that plaintive little creature goes to a cat school in the country far from home. 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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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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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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Released: Sept. 2, 1953

"Complete with the author's ever humorous drawings of the stiff legged cats and their cronies."
Another thriller for Jenny Linsky's fans has all the stealth, melodrama, virtue and bravado that so endeared books like The Cat Club and Jenny's Adopted Brothers, Jenny's moral rectitude wins a victory over her esoteric leanings when she decides Edward and Checkers, her recently adopted brothers, should have the opportunity to prove themselves for membership in the rather exclusive Cat Club. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CLUB by Esther Averill
Released: June 15, 1944

"How she learned to use them and is elected to the Cat Club makes a fanciful but charming book."
Jenny Linsky, a shy black cat who wore a red scarf and lived in Greenwich Village, was a real cat. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 1944

"Jack Ninepins should be a good companion to Punch and Pinocohic."
Again a book that — from vocabulary angle — would be difficult to read to themselves, but which this 6-9 age group would like read aloud, and the enchanting three color illustrations would make even younger children want to hear the story about the ninopin that was thrown into New York Harbor by the charwoman and of how he got back again to the nursery across the sea. 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 >