Search Results: "Esther Averill"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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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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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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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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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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KING PHILIP by Esther Averill
Released: Oct. 18, 1950

"Mark this as a three star attraction — for school, regional interest and a swell story."
A thrilling and sincerely conceived story of the great chief of the Narragansett Indians who led a "rebellion" against the New England colonists in 1675. 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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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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JENNY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Esther Averill
Released: June 15, 1949

"Vocabulary and type for second and third year readers."
I think these books about Jenny, the black Greenwich Village cat are delightful, and the fourth in the series which started with The Cat Club is again good fantasy, and an amusing story of how timid Jenny found she had courage to help a friend. 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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JENNY GOES TO SEA by Esther Averill
Released: Oct. 16, 1957

"But gallant Jenny manned the gangplank to delay sailing time until his return."
Fans who have followed the adventures of Jenny the cat should like this tale of feline foibles and fortitude. Read full book review >