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book image Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky
Jenny
Esther Averill
Averill
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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.

book image Beyond the Pawpaw Trees: The Story of Anna Lavinia
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
Palmer Brown
Brown
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Beyond the Pawpaw Trees is a tour through a land as strange and wonderful as Oz, filled with people as delightfully batty as any in Alice’s looking glass. It is a book to which you will want to return again and again, to read of Anna Lavinia’s adventures and to marvel over author and illustrator Palmer Brown’s intricate, sugar-spun drawings.

book image The Silver Nutmeg: The Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby
Silver Nutmeg
Palmer Brown
Brown
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The Silver Nutmeg continues the adventures begun in Beyond the Pawpaw Trees, and features loads of sense, a little nonsense, and more delightful verses from Anna Lavinia’s beloved Songs from Nowhere. Best of all, fans of Palmer Brown’s intricate drawings will find every page a delight for the eyes.

book image Three Ladies Beside the Sea
Three Ladies Beside the Sea
Rhoda Levine
Levine
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Wickedly funny and delightfully sad, Three Ladies Beside the Sea is a tale of love found, love lost, and love never-ending. Edward Gorey’s off-kilter Edwardian maidens are the perfect accompaniment to opera librettist Rhoda Levine’s lilting rhymes.
Contributors: Edward Gorey

book image Taka-chan and I: A Dog's Journey to Japan by Runcible
Taka-chan and I
Betty Jean Lifton
Lifton
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Runcible the Weimeraner digs a hole from Cape Cod to Japan, where he discovers Taka-chan, a little girl imprisoned by a sea dragon. Runcible will do anything to free his new friend the two head to Toyko, there to answer the dragon’s challenge to find the most loyal creature in all the land.
Contributors: Eikoh Hosoe

book image The Rescuers
Rescuers
Margery Sharp
Sharp
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The Mouse Prisoner's Aid Society, here headed up by Miss Bianca, a pampered white mouse and Nils, the bravest mouse in the land go on assignment to rescue a famous poet from a dreadful black castle, where he is being imprisoned by the cruel cat Mamelouke. This story, here illustrated by the great Garth Williams, was the inspiration for a Disney animated film of the same name.
Contributors: Garth Williams

book image The Bear That Wasn't
Bear That Wasn't
Frank Tashlin
Tashlin
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The perils of being a modern bear! One minute you're hibernating in the forest, the next you wake to find a factory built over your den. And when you try to explain yourself, the management laughs in your face, telling you to get back to work—and to get a shave. A sharp, comic parable from Tashlin, a legendary animator and screenwriter.

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