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Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

Time Cat (1963)

by Lloyd Alexander

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The vignettes were too short to give much cultural context to any of the times and places visited. Also, the life-lessons presented seemed to be repetitive. It could have been a great series of books.
  Scrappy21 | Apr 2, 2016 |
This is the book that time and time again makes me want to be a writer. There's something about the story that Alexander crafts... it certainly isn't the main characters, for they are simple (as, in a children's book, they should be). I think part of it is the history, and part of it is the magic. Alexander is known for his Black Cauldron series, but like any good writer, he continues to shine in other areas as well. Time Cat is no exception. Alexander plays with the idea that a cat does have nine lives, but these aren't lifetimes... they are nine different worlds wherein a cat can live. From Egypt, to Ireland, to Imperial China and back around again, each world that Gareth and Jason visit has a magic of its own. ( )
  Morteana | Jan 30, 2016 |
A fun little time travel book about a cat who has the power to enter into different time portals and brings along his owner and friends. Get's a little repetative at times with the lessons and stories they show with each journey, but still a very fun and awesome premise. Who doesn't love time traveling cats who can talk? 6th-8th graders would love this book! ( )
  gracelovera | Nov 17, 2015 |
Fun but a bit repetitive. The place, time and people change with each visit by Jason and his cat, but the moral lessons are pretty similar and not that subtly conveyed. Still good as a light read-aloud story for bedtime, though, and it did inspire us to do a little historical research. Who knew there was a legend about the Manx cat coming from the Spanish Armada? ( )
  bostonian71 | Apr 13, 2014 |
Rather disappointing; inferior to the Prydain series. Nice concept that a boy is taken by his cat to visit 9 different past time from ancient Egypt to Colonial America, but the stories are rather repetitious. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 28, 2013 |
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Lloyd Alexanderprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keith, RonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sokol, BillCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For the kittens and grand-kittens of Tiger, Flo - and Gisele
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Gareth was a black cat with orange eyes.
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Gareth's definitely no ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he's got the power to travel through time. And the instant he tells this to Jason, the two of them are in ancient Egypt, on the first of nine amazing adventures that Jason will never forget.

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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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