The Cat Club series by Esther Averill (1944 – 1972)

Do you have a little cat lover in your house?  Then the 13 books in The Cat Club series will be perfect!  Jenny Linsky is a shy, well-mannered black cat living in Greenwich Village.  Her adventures with other cats in the neighborhood, and her owner, Captain Tinker– while wearing her signature red scarf, of course! — are charming and gentle.  Written and illustrated by Esther Averill.

Most of this series are picture books, but the last few are full-length novels written for Early Middle-Grade Readers.

Jenny and the cat club.jpg Jenny and The Cat Club (1944)  This 176 page book contains 5 of the original picture books:  The Cat Club, Jenny’s First Party, When Jenny Lost Her Scarf, Jenny’s Adopted Brothers and How the Brothers Joined the Cat Club.

school.jpg The School for Cats, 32 pages (1947).  Picture Book.

jparty.jpg Jenny’s First Party (1948).  Picture Book — this is only available in the Jenny and the Cat Club collection listed above.

moon.jpg Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure , 32 pages (1949).   Picture Book

scarf.jpg When Jenny Lost her Scarf, 32 pages (1951).  Picture Book — this is only available in the Jenny and the Cat Club collection listed above.

brothers.jpg Jenny’s Adopted Brothers , 32 pages (1952). Picture Book — this is only available in the Jenny and the Cat Club collection listed above.

join.jpg How the Brother’s Joined the Cat Club , 32 pages.  (1953). Picture Book — this is only available in the Jenny and the Cat Club collection listed above.

birthday.jpg Jenny’s Birthday Book , 44 pages (1954).  Picture Book

sea.jpg Jenny Goes to Sea, 140 pages (1957).  Full length novel.  Early Middle Grade Reading Level.

bed.jpg Jenny’s Bedside Book (1959)

fire.jpg The Fire Cat , 64 pages (1960).  Early Grade Reading Level — short chapters, large text, illustrations.

hotel.jpg The Hotel Cat, 180 pages (1969) Full-length novel,                           Early Middle Grade Reading Level.

captian.jpg Captains of the City Streets 164 pages, (1972) Full-length novel.    Early Middle Grade Reading Level.

 

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