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Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason…

Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth (original 1963; edition 2012)

by Lloyd Alexander

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Title:Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth
Authors:Lloyd Alexander
Info:Square Fish (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 240 pages
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Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth by Lloyd Alexander (1963)


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This a story about a boy, Jason, and his magical cat, Gareth. Jason discovers that Gareth possess powers that allow him to time travel to nine different points in history (which represent his nine lives), and begs Gareth to take him on adventures with him while traveling through time. They go to a variety of points in history, such as the first building of the Great Pyramids, during the time of Caesar's rule, and many more.

Unfortunately, since the book was originally published in the 1970s, there's a lot of language indicating derogatory stereotyping of people of certain cultures and a lack of cultural awareness. So, the teacher would need to make sure that if they used this book (as you could use it to model historical fiction writing in a classroom), then they would just need to proofread and pick out particular passages for the class to read and look at. ( )
  gabitouriel | Apr 7, 2017 |
I liked this book

They went to Egypt. In Britain they met the future St. Patrick, When the future Patrick was talking about things I kept thinking - "well do something about it" in the future he will.

In Italy the young Leonardo was adorable ( )
  nx74defiant | Nov 27, 2016 |
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 |
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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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