Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth by Lloyd AlexanderTime Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth by Lloyd Alexander

Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

byLloyd Alexander

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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Gareth doesn't have nine lives, but he is definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he has magical powers that Jason never dreamed of. "Anywhere, any time, any country, any century"-Gareth tells Jason he can take them traveling through time. And in the wink of a very special cat's eye, they're off. From ancient Egypt to Japan, from the land of young Leonardo da Vinci to the town of a woman accused of witchcraft, Jason and Gareth are whisked from place to place and friend to foe. This fantastic tale grabs the imagination and takes it far and wide, on the adventure of not one, but nine, amazing lifetimes.

Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children's fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, i...
Title:Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and GarethFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.21 × 0.59 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312632134

ISBN - 13:9780312632137

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time Cat I love cats, this is a good book for young readers.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I liked the settings of all the chapters in this book.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I liked the length, mood and the setting of this story.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it. 3.5 stars Jason has a black cat (Gareth), who Jason discovers can time travel! Gareth can travel to different times and places and decides to take Jason along with him to a few different places. Along the way, Jason (and the people they visit in the various times and places) learns a little bit about cat behaviour. I enjoyed it. I will admit that I've been quite distracted while reading some parts of it, so I did lose concentration (and miss things) occasionally. I really did enjoy the parts I paid more attention to, though. It's a little bit like short stories, as each time/place had about two chapters apiece before they moved on. It was originally published in 1963, but my edition was published in 2003 and included a short, but interesting author's note.
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Gareth, who had been drowsing on top of Jason’s pillow, uncurled and climbed onto the boy’s lap. Jason stroked the cat and ran his finger over Gareth’s only white spot -- on his chest, a T-shaped mark with a loop over the crossbar.
“Lucky Gareth,” Jason sighed, lying back and closing his eyes, “I wish I had nine lives.”
The cat stopped purring. “I wish I did too,” he said.

Editorial Reviews

"Beloved novels return for a new generation of readers." -Publishers Weekly"Time Cat is a book that will appeal to youngsters but has the quality to entertain even the most jaded of adult readers." -BookLoons"Time Cat is a delightful tale for young teens, and for anyone who has wondered where cats go 'when you're looking all over and can't find them' or when they 'suddenly appear in a room when you were sure the room was empty.'" -BookLoons