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Jenny's Moonlight Adventure (New York Review Children's Collection, a Jenny's Cat Club Book) Hardcover – August 31, 2005

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"Jenny must figure out how to save the Halloween celebrations for The Cat Club when Madame Butterfly, whose performance is always the highlight of the party, loses her nose flute. Delightful tale for any age, any time of year." —Patricia Whitbeck, The Golden Notebook Bookstore, in Booksense

"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." —Kirkus Reviews

"Told with the same mingling of gentle fun and fantasy, the same precision of prose, which has distinguished the other stories in this series." —The New York Times

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: New York Review Children's Collection, a Jenny's Cat Club Book
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: NYR Children's Collection (August 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590171608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590171608
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 28, 2015
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Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky (New York Review Children's Collection) is a wonderful introduction to Jenny and establishes her with style and grace. It's an excellent place to start, and has certainly made my little readers into Jenny fans.

As I've expanded the Jenny library, though, I've learned to pay attention to the page info. "Jenny and the Cat Club" is an extensive collection of Jenny stories and is quite substantial for a young reader. Both The Hotel Cat (New York Review Children's Collection) and Jenny Goes to Sea are longer works. But, this present volume is barely a short story and had to be bulked out with big type and illustrations to reach 32 pages. The same is true for The School for Cats (New York Review Children's Collection). So, you might want to be alert to that.

That said, (and alert given), this story of Jenny's "Moonlight Adventure" is a fine addition to the series. You pretty much have to know who Jenny is and who the other characters are, though, because the episode just starts right up. Jenny volunteers to perform a dangerous task in order to help a fellow cat and has to use her guile and all of her resources to pull it off. For a young reader the story is suspenseful and satisfying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SmokeyCat on December 2, 2012
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This is a wonderful story, for a kid and an adult When I was little, I loved these stories. They're purr-fect (pardon the pun). Seriously, though it's a worthwhile purchase and this series is a very underrated. This is probably the best kitty book that you never heard of and i definitely suggest it as a gift for the holidays. You won't be sorry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Louckes on January 21, 2007
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My 7 year old son just LOVES the Jenny books and we do too. What a wonderful bunch of cats and what wonderful stories. He's hard to please so when he begs to read aloud from the Jenny books because he just has to share them you know we've found Treasures! Thank you for carrying these memorable volumes.

Also, the format and binding are great quality. We'll be keeping these around forever!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian J. O. Malley on March 3, 2011
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The Jenny books are great. I read them all to my younger son, who is "into" cats. The stories are charming and well-written, with realistic portrayals of various cats' personalities and New York city life from a bygone era.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EdieKay on March 9, 2013
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I checked this book out of my school library when I was in third grade, and loved it so much I was inconsolable at the thought of having to return it. My parents spent an entire evening driving all over town trying to find a copy for me. Thank goodness I found it years later on Amazon.com.

It has all the elements of a great children's book - cats, a plot with a beginning, middle, and end, and a moral lesson that isn't in your face. The illustrations are great and there are a number of different personalities that any reader could relate to. If you have children in early elementary school, or for that cat-lover in your life of any age, buy this book and all the others in the Jenny series!
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I first encountered Jenny Linsky back in my childhood, which was... well, never mind how long ago. I remembered a picture book and Jenny's little red scarf. I really didn't recall much else. Recently I found a paperback copy of a Jenny adventure and was totally charmed so I ended up buying the entire set. I spent a very happy couple of hours immersed in Jenny's world. These little books have stood the test of time. Oh, I think there are some who will say that they're too innocent but I don't think so. Jenny deals honestly with some negative situations such as jealousy in a way that we can all relate.

I've gone back and read some children's books and discovered they really didn't hold up so well. I may get some thumbs down, but there are Pooh stories that I now find way too precious to be enjoyable. Jenny's stories seem more simple but I found them to be emotionally sound and comforting.

I don't give a lot of five star reviews, but Jenny gets one!
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Have you read Jenny & the Cat Club? Start there, then keep going! I read Jenny & the Cat Club over 20 years ago, and I am SO glad they are re-releasing all of the books in the set, as they have been very hard to find!
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