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Captains of the City Streets A Story Of The Cat Club (Hardcover)

Author:  Esther Holden Averill Illustrator:  Esther Averill
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1590171748
ISBN-13: 9781590171745
Sku: 31228857
Publish Date: 11/9/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  147
Age Range:  9 to 16
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It was a night in early spring. The moon shone bright in a starry sky. And below, in the city, a pair of raggedy young cats trudged wearily down the sidewalk of the last block of the broad highway. They were the ramp cats, Sinbad and The Duke. (from the first line)
Captains of the City Streets is another trip into the world of the legendary Cat Club of Greenwich Village. Two adventurous young cats -- Sinbad and the Duke -- are best friends who share a "trampish love of the free and easy life." They travel together, away from the tall buildings of the north, in search of a home where they can practice the skip and shuffle of their boxing technique. Along they way, they meet Patchy Pete, a wise old cat, who tells them about the perfect place in the city for cats, "Little Old New York." Since mischievous cats were long ago driven from the neighborhood, Sinbad and the Duke must try to win hearts in this catless part of the city. With luck, they find themselves proud residents of their very own home -- an abandoned shack in an overgrown garden. Their hard times are far from over, however. Food is scarce until one man, an old sea captain new to the neighborhood, notices them and becomes their "Master of the Supper Nook." When the duo follow him home, to thank him, they witness one of the first meetings of the infamous Cat Club. The pet cats Madame Butterfly, Concertina, Solomon the Wise, and the President are all here. Sinbad and the Duke decide they don't need the rules and obligations of membership in any Club. But as they join in its business and frolics, they come to see that perhaps the Club needs them.
Ready for any challenge, Sinbad and the Duke, the Captains of the City Streets, charm the Cat Club's admirers with their free spirits and "nifty" street smarts, as they grow up and ultimately find friendship and a place where they belong.
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Two tramp cats searching for a place of their own discover the Cat Club but are not easily induced to join.
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Two traveling buddies and tough street cats, Sinbad and the Duke, slowly become involved in the exciting affairs of the Cat Club, a group of pet cats. Longing for a home of their own where they can nap and box to their heart's content, the two discover it in New York City's glorious Greenwich Village, an oddly cat-free neighborhood. Soon, they happen upon mysterious nighttime meetings of indoor cats. Though initially disdainful of rules and regulations, Sinbad and the Duke can't help but be intrigued. Accompanied by nostalgic B&W line drawings, this quiet adventure story is one of the several in the Jenny's Cat Club series.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0147
Product attributePublisher:   New York Review of Books
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