Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

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Gareth doesn’t have nine lives, but he is definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he has magical powers that Jason never dreamed of. “Anywhere, any time, any country, any century”—Gareth tells Jason he can take them traveling through time. And in the wink of a very special cat’s eye, they’re off. From ancient Egypt to Japan, from the land of young Leonardo da Vinci to the town of a woman accused of witchcraft, Jason and Gareth are whisked from place to place and friend to foe. ...

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Overview

Gareth doesn’t have nine lives, but he is definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he has magical powers that Jason never dreamed of. “Anywhere, any time, any country, any century”—Gareth tells Jason he can take them traveling through time. And in the wink of a very special cat’s eye, they’re off. From ancient Egypt to Japan, from the land of young Leonardo da Vinci to the town of a woman accused of witchcraft, Jason and Gareth are whisked from place to place and friend to foe. This fantastic tale grabs the imagination and takes it far and wide, on the adventure of not one, but nine, amazing lifetimes.

Jason and his magic cat Gareth travel through time to visit countries all over the world during different periods of history.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Beloved novels return for a new generation of readers."

Publishers Weekly

 

"Time Cat is a book that will appeal to youngsters but has the quality to entertain even the most jaded of adult readers."

—SF Site

 

"Time Cat is a delightful tale for young teens, and for anyone who has wondered where cats go 'when you're looking all over and can't find them' or when they 'suddenly appear in a room when you were sure the room was empty.'"

—BookLoons

Publishers Weekly
Beloved novels return for a new generation of readers. Lloyd Alexander's first fantasy, Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth was published in 1963, before he went on to write the Newbery Honor book The Black Cauldron (1965) and The High King, winner of the 1969 Newbery Medal. Here, Gareth, a magical cat, and his human friend Jason travel to the past, visiting nine different eras all over the world, including ancient Egypt.
Children's Literature
Inspired by his cat's ability to appear and disappear without his noticing it, Lloyd Alexander crafted a magical fantasy about Jason and his black cat Gareth. Gareth tells Jason that cats do not actually have nine lives, but nine trips. They can go live different lives in different places, and they are allowed to bring a friend. Jason and Gareth go to Egypt in 2700 B.C.E., to Italy in 1468 (where they meet, hang out with and inspire Leonardo da Vinci), to witch hunts in 1600's Germany and to a last stop in 1775 America. Great for stimulating historical discussions, but most importantly, a great read. 2003 (orig. 1963), Henry Holt and Company,
— Sharon Levin
Georges T. Dodds
Time Cat is a book that will appeal to youngsters but has the quality to entertain even the most jaded of adult readers.
SF Site
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312632137
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Edition description: STRIPPABLE
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 128,198
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children’s fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

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Gareth, who had been drowsing on top of Jason’s pillow, uncurled and climbed onto the boy’s lap. Jason stroked the cat and ran his finger over Gareth’s only white spot — on his chest, a T-shaped mark with a loop over the crossbar.

“Lucky Gareth,” Jason sighed, lying back and closing his eyes, “I wish I had nine lives.”

The cat stopped purring. “I wish I did too,” he said.

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