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Esther Averill (1902–1992)

Autor/a de The Fire Cat

30+ obres 4,539 Membres 65 Ressenyes 6 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Esther Trosow

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Obres de Esther Averill

The Fire Cat (1960) 2,660 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Jenny and the Cat Club (1973) 578 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
The School for Cats (1947) 193 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Jenny Goes to Sea (1957) 180 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Hotel Cat (1969) 169 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Jenny's Moonlight Adventure (1949) 165 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Jenny's Birthday Book (1954) 153 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Captains of the City Streets (1972) 136 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Cartier sails the St. Lawrence (1956) 87 exemplars
Daniel Boone (1931) 46 exemplars
King Philip: The Indian Chief (1950) 29 exemplars
Jenny's Adopted Brothers (1952) 22 exemplars
Jenny's Bedside Book (1959) 15 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1902-07-24
Data de defunció
1992-05-12
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Paris, France
Educació
Vassar College (1932)
Professions
children's book author
publisher
illustrator
librarian
Organitzacions
The Domino Press: New York
The Cat Club
Biografia breu
Esther Averill was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she became a cartoonist for a local newspaper as a teenager. After graduating from Vassar College with honors in 1923, she joined the editorial staff of Women's Wear Daily. In 1925, she moved to Paris, France to work as a photojournalist's assistant. In 1931, she founded her own publishing company, The Domino Press, which specialized in children's picture books illustrated by gifted young artists. Domino Press introduced French and American readers to artists from around the world, including Feodor Rojankovsky, who later won a Caldecott Award, before ceasing operations in 1938.

Esther returned to the USA in 1941 and went to work in the children's department at the New York Public Library. In 1944, she wrote and illustrated The Cat Club, the first in a series of stories about a black cat named Jenny Linsky. Between 1944 and 1972, Esther wrote and illustrated a dozen more book about Jenny Linsky and her cat friends, all of whom were based on cats she owned or knew. These cat club books proved to be her most popular works, and were eventually translated into six languages.

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In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, an elegant Persian, the high-stepping Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President. But can she overcome her fears and prove that she, too, has a special gift? Join Jenny and her friends, including fearless Pickles the Fire Cat, on their spirited downtown adventures and discover why The Atlantic Monthly called Jenny "a personality ranking not far below such giants as Peter Rabbit."… (més)
 
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LynneQuan | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jul 12, 2024 |
Pickles is a young cat with big paws and big plans. But all he can find to do is chase other cats, until he is adopted by the local firehouse.

Knowing that this is his chance to do big things, Pickles works hard to be a good fire cat. He learns to jump on a fire truck. He learns to help put out a fire, and he even helps out in a rescue!
 
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PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Dec 7, 2023 |
This was cute! I happily recognized lots of influences from TS Elliot's "Big Book of Cats". It's a quick, gentle read.
 
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iszevthere | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 13, 2022 |
I loved this book as a kid! Maybe it was the bright red cover. I really don't remember the story but I sure liked the pictures. So glad I still own it.
 
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Chica3000 | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2020 |

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Obres
30
També de
1
Membres
4,539
Popularitat
#5,534
Valoració
½ 4.3
Ressenyes
65
ISBN
60
Llengües
6
Preferit
6

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