"Esther Averill's reigning Old Hotel Cat has retired from the Royal. But a new cat has come to help run the hotel. Tom is his name, charming is his manner; a welcome addition to the Cat Club." —Publishers Weekly
"More than a generation has passed since the first of the author's Cat Club stories endeared itself to readers. Now, looking delightfully familiar, is another volume about the gay young members of the Club." —The Horn Book
Esther Averill (19021992) 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. 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).
These arecute books, and you will like them if you have small children. I found them a bit formulaic after a while.Published 9 days ago by LibraryRose
A sentimental favourite. So happy to have found it still published!Published 8 months ago by H K Hara
This book was a gift for my kindergarten granddaughter who adores Jenny Linsky just like her mom did when she was little. These books are timeless and very sweet.Published 15 months ago by Pamela S. Impson
Delightful. Classic series still speaks to children today. My daughter can't put them down. We've bought her the entire series.Published 20 months ago by Mleep
This copy was more yellow and old but still readable. The story is a bit predictable but a nice cat story.Published on March 18, 2013 by Marieke
Delightful reading by early readers, as well as their parents.
Classics that never get old! My sisters and I read them as children and now we are giving them to our... Read more
This is one of very favorite books. It brings me fond memories of going to the
library with my mother and then reading these lovely jenny stories. Read more
I remember this as one of the first books I ever read by myself and when I looked it up several years ago there were a few copies floating around for ridiculous amounts of money. Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by Connolly
My oldest daughter loves this book. The entire series by Esther Averill is terrific!Published on November 21, 2007 by Jonathan Derovan