The Hotel Cat: A Jenny's Cat Club Book (New York Review Children's Collection)

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One wintry day a lonely stray cat wandered into the Royal Hotel. He chased mice so well that he was given the job of Hotel Cat. Tired of always spending time in the cellar Tom ventured upstairs and met the gentle Mrs. Wilkins, a longtime hotel resident who had the ability to communicate with cats. She encouraged Tom to keep an open mind about the hotel guests.

One night, during the winter of New York City's Big Freeze, Tom detected three cats in one of the rooms. It turned out ...

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Overview

One wintry day a lonely stray cat wandered into the Royal Hotel. He chased mice so well that he was given the job of Hotel Cat. Tired of always spending time in the cellar Tom ventured upstairs and met the gentle Mrs. Wilkins, a longtime hotel resident who had the ability to communicate with cats. She encouraged Tom to keep an open mind about the hotel guests.

One night, during the winter of New York City's Big Freeze, Tom detected three cats in one of the rooms. It turned out that due to a boiler breakdown in his house, Captain Tinker had brought Jenny Linsky and her brothers Edward and Checkers to stay at the hotel until the boiler was fixed. Other homes experienced boiler breakdowns too and soon other members of the Cat Club could be found staying in rooms at the Royal Hotel. Before long, plans were underway for the Cat Club Stardust Ball, with the help of Tom, who had proved himself helpful and considerate after all. Soon he became a "friend for ever" of Jenny and her pals.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590171592
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: New York Review Children's Collection Series
  • Pages: 161
  • Sales rank: 638,333
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Jenny Linsky, the shy little black cat of Greenwich Village, takes an unforseen trip and discovers a wonderful new friend!

On a cold winter night the heat goes off in Jenny Linsky's house and Captain Tinker tells Jenny and her brothers Checkers and Edwards to at they will all be spending the night at the Royal Hotel. As it turns out, this is no ordinary cold snap; this is the Big Freeze. Boilers all over the city are breaking down and people and pets are crowding into the hotel. In the midst of the confusion, Jenny is delighted to encounter her old friends from the Cat Club.

Tom, the hotel cat, used to be a stray, living a tough life on the streets. One day he showed up at the Royal, and soon he was earning his keep as a mouser. But what's Tom to do when so many new cats suddenly show up on his territory? Can he trust them? His friend Mrs. Wikins has lived at the hotel for a long time and knows how to talk to cats. She persuades Tom to give the visitors a warm welcome. Which is how Tom and Jenny and members of the Cat Club all come together to put on the unforgettable gala Stardust Winter Ball!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    Its my favortie

    I love this book! its so good. I really like....... well everything about it. But mostly like the cat and how all the others cats meet and then they start the meetings.And i am not even a cat lover but this book made me like them in it. I would recomend this any1! its so good!

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