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Time Cat (1963)

by Lloyd Alexander

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I gave up half way through. If you are a preteen who likes cats and don't know anything about history, you might enjoy this. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Jul 21, 2016 |
A great children's book ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I'm a little uncomfortable with the history. Granted I haven't studied much world history since I was in school during the 1970s, but this seemed awfully comfortable with cliches and stereotypes. On the other hand, it's better than the virtually nothing some kids get. I did like how it got a little more complex at the end, finally acknowledging that maybe the kid would eventually miss his own home and family (at first he was pretty blase'). Definitely a juvenile - maybe one step more challenging than the Magic Treehouse series. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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 |
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Lloyd Alexanderprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keith, RonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sokol, BillCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sokol, BillIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For the kittens and grand-kittens of Tiger, Flo - and Gisele
--L.A.
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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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