The Hotel Cat

The Hotel Cat One wintry day a lonely stray cat wandered into the Royal Hotel He chased mice so well that he was given the job of Hotel Cat Tired of always spending time in the cellar Tom ventured upstairs and met

  • Title: The Hotel Cat
  • Author: Esther Averill
  • ISBN: 9781590171592
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One wintry day a lonely stray cat wandered into the Royal Hotel He chased mice so well that he was given the job of Hotel Cat Tired of always spending time in the cellar Tom ventured upstairs and met the gentle Mrs Wilkins, a longtime hotel resident who had the ability to communicate with cats She encouraged Tom to keep an open mind about the hotel guests.One night, duOne wintry day a lonely stray cat wandered into the Royal Hotel He chased mice so well that he was given the job of Hotel Cat Tired of always spending time in the cellar Tom ventured upstairs and met the gentle Mrs Wilkins, a longtime hotel resident who had the ability to communicate with cats She encouraged Tom to keep an open mind about the hotel guests.One night, during the winter of New York City s Big Freeze, Tom detected three cats in one of the rooms It turned out that due to a boiler breakdown in his house, Captain Tinker had brought Jenny Linsky and her brothers Edward and Checkers to stay at the hotel until the boiler was fixed Other homes experienced boiler breakdowns too and soon other members of the Cat Club could be found staying in rooms at the Royal Hotel Before long, plans were underway for the Cat Club Stardust Ball, with the help of Tom, who had proved himself helpful and considerate after all Soon he became a friend for ever of Jenny and her pals.

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    1. This is one of Averill’s popular Cat Club books and was one of my daughter’s favorites growing up. So I decided to give it a re-read for old time’s sake. My daughter loaned me her 20 year old copy telling me to “be careful, mom…it’s a very old special book.” So I gingerly made my way through the sweet story of how Tom finds a home in the Royal Hotel in NYC and becomes the official Hotel Cat. He decides that his night job at the hotel is to make all the other visiting cats feel at h [...]

    2. This is the last book in the Jenny's Cat Club series.There are a few children's books that I think are a real treasure and privilege to own. The Jenny Linsky series are some of those books. Although not as well known as Peter Rabbit or Winnie the Pooh, Jenny Linsky and her cat club friends rank as highly as these characters In my opinion.

    3. There were a number of excellent children's books that were published in 1969 (the same year I made my debut in the world). Excellent books that I somehow managed to miss out on when I was growing up--like The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Sylvester & the Magic Pebble by William Steig. I didn't read either of these until I had my son and we discovered these stories at the library. The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill is another children's book that I never heard of until I went search [...]

    4. This is another winner in the Jenny's Cat Club series. The stories are charmingly old-fashioned, but it is the author's own illustrations that make it extra special. I love the New York Review Children's Collection edition, with its quality pages, and it would make a great gift, I think. I also noted that the dedication of the book is to "Ursula Nordstrom, our friend and sponsor from the loving Cat Club", which I thought was interesting.First Line: "The Royal Hotel stood eight stories high, but [...]

    5. A charming book for kids. My great-nephew loves the Jenny's Cat Club books, and I'm addicted now!

    6. There just isn't much to this book. What little conflict arises is incredibly tame, there is little cat-like behavior to be found among the cat characters, and it's justbland.

    7. Hotel Cat is the last of the "Cat Club" series by Esther Averill. I would like to read more in the series after having so enjoyed Hotel Cat but my library doesn't seem to have any more in the series. When I clear my current back log of "to be read" books I might treat myself to more of these books.Hotel Cat is told from the point of view of Tom, a stray who is befriended at the start of a winter of the "burst boilers" by the maintenance man at an old fashioned hotel in a big city (Manhattan, per [...]

    8. The Hotel Cat is an enjoyable children's novel by Esther Averill. It was originally published in 1969. The Hotel Cat stars a cat named Tom. He lives at the Royal Hotel, an eight-story building in New York. It is on the older side. And the hotel isn't doing the best business. But all that happens to change during the novel. Tom who is used to having the place to himself, for the most part, at least in terms of CATS ON THE PLACE discovers that there are cats there with their owners. The first few [...]

    9. I don't know how I missed this series back in the day when I was reading to my kids. Now I want to read them all. I loved the old fashioned look of the physical book and the dusty bygone era feel of the story. Tom is grateful to be taken in off the streets as the Hotel Cat (mouser) in the basement of the formerly glorious Royal Hotel. But when curiosity sends him poking around upstairs he meets the elderly, and dignified Mrs. Wilkens, a long time resident of the hotel, who gently teaches him to [...]

    10. J: It was sort of like a sequel to The Fire Cat (my note: also by Averill and much beloved at our house) The cat character isn't the same character, but it is about a cat, Tom, who becomes a hotel cat, just like The Fire Cat is a book about a cat becoming a firehouse cat.It is the duty of a hotel cat to chase away rats and welcome new cat arrivals and patrol the halls at night.One of my favorite parts is when the cat club comes to Tom's hotel, The Royal Hotel. He has a lot of welcoming to do. Th [...]

    11. "The Hotel Cat" is another charming children's read in a similar vein to Paul Gallico's cat books (although Gallico is somewhat more heartrending) and Barbara Sleigh's Carbonel series. This series is set in New York; a homeless stray finds employment and kind human beings at the Royal Hotel. More than that, he makes friends among the many cats staying at the hotel; there's a nice message, without being preachy, about friendship in this book. For fans of vintage children's fiction, it's worth add [...]

    12. It's a hard thing to be a hotel cat - you have to not only be practical in getting tasks done, but courteous to your guests. Here a young cat comes into his own when the Cat Club comes to stay at his hotel.I'd not read this one before and enjoyed it immensely. Perhaps of all the books, this one showed the most growing up of a young cat, yet was still enjoyable, especially with a better glimpse of the people in this world. Awesome book!

    13. Why did I not discover this author and her entertaining books about the Cat Club when my children were young? This is a delightful book about a group of cats, all with their own personalities, ending up being sheltered in an old hotel and served by the "Hotel Cat." Tom learns some lessons in making others feel at home along with making new friends.

    14. I've been getting a kick out of revisiting my old childhood favorites lately. I almost enjoyed reading this as much as I did when I was much younger. I didn't even know there were more books in this series! I just may read those too.

    15. Another book about shy Jenny Linsky and the Cat Club. In this one, they stay at an old NY hotel where they meet and befriend Tom, the Hotel Cat. Logan's favorite part was the big, formal Stardust Ball for cats, where they danced the hornpipe.

    16. This was the first chapter book my youngest ever readwe had enjoyed it as a read-aloud and then she wanted to read it on her own. What a lovely story to be one's first chapter book reading experience!

    17. This was another cute read-a-loud. My kids were very happy to listen to another story with all their favorite cats from Jenny and the Cat Club and to meet a new cat character. I think I enjoyed Jenny and the Cat Club more than this one but it was still a fun book to read.

    18. My son loves the whole series of Esther Averill's Jenny books. We've read through all of the NYRB reissues at least 4 times now. Totally a hit!

    19. Chapters are 10-15 pages. I didn't read this to Andrew, because it seemed to have insufficient action to keep him interested.

    20. I am rereading some of the books I read in elementary school. This was enjoyable although not a favorite either now or then.

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