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Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill

Jenny Goes to Sea (original 1957; edition 2005)

by Esther Averill

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Title:Jenny Goes to Sea
Authors:Esther Averill
Info:New York: The New York Review of Books (2005), Hardcover, 140 pages
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Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill (1957)



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Shy Jenny Linksy - the red-scarved Greenwich Village cat - and her two brothers Checkers and Edward embark on an extended sea voyage with their human, Captain Tinker. Soon fast friends with Jack Tar, the ship's cat, these New York felines find adventure in many ports of call, from Capetown to Bangkok...

One of a number of titles featuring Jenny Linsky, long out-of-print and recently republished as part of The New York Review Children's Classics series, Jenny Goes to Sea should appeal to young chapter-book readers who like cats, or animal stories. As a confirmed lover of Averill's classic early reader, The Fire Cat, I was delighted to discover the existence of this series, which I somehow missed as a child, and have enjoyed reading it immensely. No kitty will ever eclipse Pickles the Fire Cat in my affections of course, but the winsome Jenny still makes for a charming heroine, and Averill's copious illustrations are a delight! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jun 26, 2013 |
Three cats, taken on a ocean voyage round the world, have adventures with a ship's cat. This is a delightful story. ( )
  Bjace | Apr 8, 2012 |
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The little black cat named Jenny, along with her brothers and their owner Captain Tinker, sails around the world on a ship called the Sea Queen.

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