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Captains of the City Streets (New York Review Children's Collection) Hardcover – September 30, 2005

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  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Series: New York Review Children's Collection
  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: NYR Children's Collection (September 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590171748
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590171745
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sara on December 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This was a great family read-aloud book for our cat-loving preschooler. We borrowed it from the library, and liked it so much we bought it. It's a classic that will last us many years!

The story follows two scrappy stray cats ("tramps" who are feral by choice) who balk at making friends with a quite civilized club of pet cats. The irreverent tramps at first resent the Cat Club rules (hilariously calling the club's decorous president "The Old Windbag"), but gradually see the up side of playing by the rules. The language is quaint and charming, and the story is spunky and readable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jordar97 on May 15, 2007
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The Jenny Linsky books are so delightful it is surprising that they have not been picked up and ruined by some savvy merchandising conglomerate. This one focuses on Sinbad and the Duke, two stray cats in New York City who are suspicious of but intrigued by the the "civilized" members of the Cat Club. Each cat in the series is given a distinct personality and, although the books were written some time ago, the stories are not at all dated. We first introduced our daughter to them when she was in kindergarten, and she still enjoys them as a 10-year-old tween. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vincent on November 9, 2011
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In this story, two cats, Sinbad and The Duke, are best friends who love to box and have a "free and easy life". They travel through the north side of New York City, then to the south side, which is supposed to be "catless". They find an abandoned shack (an old playroom) in a messy and overgrown garden. Food is hard to find until an old sea captain gives them their own "Supper Nook" and feeds them morning and night. When the two follow the old sea captain, they find a cat club, but don't want to listen to the "rules and obligations". Then they think about it and decide they might need to join. Find out more in the book.

I loved it! If you like adventure and cats, you should read it too! I hope you enjoyed my review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Megan Helfrick on January 18, 2007
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These books are charming, clever and fun to read. My 7 year-old niece loves them.
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