Carbonel: The King of the Cats

Barbara Sleigh (Author) V H Drummond (Illustrator)
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Description

Now in paperback, a story about a girl and her magical talking pet cat, reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland

Rosemary's plan to clean houses during her summer break and surprise her mother with the money hits a snag when an old lady at the market talks her into buying a second-rate broom and a cat she can't even afford to keep. But appearances can be deceiving. Some old ladies are witches, some brooms can fly, and some ordinary-looking cats are Princes of the Royal Blood. Rosemary's cat ("You may call me Carbonel. That is my name" ) soon enlists her help in an adventure to free him from a hideous spell and return him to his rightful throne. But along the way Rosemary and her friend John must do some clever sleuthing, work a little magic of their own, and--not least--put up with the demands of a very haughty cat. Carbonel's adventures continue in The Kingdom of Carbonel and Carbonel and Calidor.

Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Nyrb Kids
Publish Date
August 07, 2018
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.6 X 7.6 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681373058
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About the Author

Barbara Sleigh (1906-1982) worked for the BBC Children's Hour and is the author of Carbonel and two sequels: The Kingdom of Carbonel and Carbonel and Calidor.

V. H. Drummond
(1911-2000) was a British author and illustrator whose books included Phewtus the Squirrel and Mrs. Easter's Parasol.

Reviews

"A truly bewitching story reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland." --New York Journal American

"The Carbonel books are excellent stories, imbued with wonder and practicality in equal measure, dry humor, and a clear-eyed and sometimes sardonic love of cats. They have a healthy interest in food and a ruthless interest in the logical working-out of the implications of magic...These books have moved me to laughter and tears." --Pamela Dean

"Magic and everyday life blend smoothly in this highly enjoyable fantasy, perfect for reading aloud." --Terri Schmitz, The Horn Book

"A delightful fantasy of real literary merit. When Rosemary acquired a black cat and an old broom, she thought she had a pet and a means of earning money for widowed mother. But Carbonel was magic, and at his behest she set out to acquire a witch's hat, pot and spell to disenchant him. How she does this will enthrall children. A must for all libraries." --Library Journal

"A delightfully amusing story." --Parents Magazine