Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky

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New York Review of Books, 1973 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, an elegant Persian, the high-stepping Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President. But can she overcome her fears and prove that she, too, has a special gift? Join Jenny and her friends, including fearless Pickles the Fire Cat, on their spirited downtown adventures and discover why The Atlantic Monthly called Jenny "a personality ranking not far below such giants as Peter Rabbit."



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Im 36 years old and still have this book that was given to me when I was 9. I love this book and have recently read it again and enjoyed as much as the first time my mother read it to me before going to sleep as a child. Enjoy! Read full review

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This was a fav in my home with my 2 kids growing up. We had a kitten named Jenny Linskey... lol
If you have young children, this a Must read... it is written so well, and my kids just couldn't wait until bedtime to read about Jenny and all her adventures.

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About the author (1973)

Esther Averill (1902-1992) began her career as a storyteller drawing cartoons for her local newspaper. After graduating from Vassar College in 1923, she moved first to New York City and then to Paris, where she founded her own publishing company. The Domino Press introduced American readers to artists from all over the world, including Feodor Rojankovsky, who later won a Caldecott Award. In 1941, Esther Averill returned to the United States and found a job in the New York Public Library while continuing her work as a publisher. She wrote her first book about the red-scarfed, mild-mannered cat Jenny Linsky in 1944, modeling its heroine on her own shy cat. Esther Averill would eventually write twelve more tales about Miss Linsky and her friends (including the I Can Read Book, The Fire Cat), each of which was eagerly awaited by children all over the United States (and their parents, too).

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