Carousel Cat

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She doesn't look special-just an ordinary stray cat hanging around a dilapidated old boardwalk. Of course, Dan, the caretaker of the Pavilion o' Fun, likes her. He feeds her scraps and even takes her for a ride on the carousel when no one is around. But one day, the Pavilion catches fire! Then everyone gathers to watch that little cat emerge from her hiding place under the carousel, heroically carrying her tiny kittens to safety. And when the danger is over, Dan takes ...

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Overview

She doesn't look special-just an ordinary stray cat hanging around a dilapidated old boardwalk. Of course, Dan, the caretaker of the Pavilion o' Fun, likes her. He feeds her scraps and even takes her for a ride on the carousel when no one is around. But one day, the Pavilion catches fire! Then everyone gathers to watch that little cat emerge from her hiding place under the carousel, heroically carrying her tiny kittens to safety. And when the danger is over, Dan takes everyone-cat, kittens, and all-for a carousel ride.
Robert J. Blake brings his readers another story with a lovable animal hero, this time in the evocative setting of an old boardwalk in all its fading glory.

One day, after Dan is forced to close the boardwalk carousel, he and his neighbors search for their missing cat friend at the same time that a local building catches fire.

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K-Gr 3-Madam Fortune and The World's Strongest Tattooed Man work in the Pavilion O' Fun where Dan, in the company of a stray cat, runs the carousel. Every morning, the friends share their own private ride before the establishment opens for the day. Readers will spot what Dan can't figure out-how the feline is always the first to arrive. When a new amusement park takes all the business away, the owner of the Pavilion is forced to shut down. The cat, too, vanishes, only to reappear when she bravely rescues her kittens from a fire, reuniting the friends for one last carousel ride. Blake's ink-and-watercolor paintings, many orange-bordered and superimposed on drawings that recall a bygone era, or drawings that complete the painted scene, evoke sharply contrasting moods: the joy of riding on a marvelous carousel with ornate roof and dome and beautifully carved horses, and the desolation of a litter-strewn boardwalk with boarded-up buildings. This lively and dramatic read-aloud recounts a special friendship and has broad child appeal. Like Kate Banks's The Cat Who Walked across France (Farrar, 2003), it stars a brave feline that accomplishes an amazing feat.-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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You can almost hear the music when Dan cranks up the Pavilion O' Fun, a splendid old carousel on the boardwalk near the shore. Each morning, Dan, Madam Fortune and The World's Strongest Tattooed Man take a turn around with an orange marmalade cat who is always there before them. However, when the new amusement park, Scaryland, opens next door, the carousel must close, along with most of the concessions and games. The friends all meet at Mr. Tony's Char-Broil, wishing they could ride the carousel one more time. When there's a fire at Mr. Tony's, and the cat disappears, alert children will remember how she got into the Pavilion O' Fun before Dan and company (a sequence before the title page shows how). Now the friends discover that she's rescued her kittens and they rescue her and all go for one last ride. The ink-and-watercolor art is worthy of its subject, as Blake portrays his characters, the ginger cats, the boardwalk concessions and the carousel in all their gaudy and fabulous splendor. An author's note indicates Asbury Park, New Jersey as the source. (Picture book. 3-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399233821
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/21/2005
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.92 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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