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Series: The New York Review Children's Collection
Publication Date: October 15, 2005
Jenny's Moonlight Adventure
written and illustrated by Esther Averill
At nine o’clock The Cat Club will convene to celebrate this wondrous Halloween night in Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure. All the cats, from twins Romulus and Remus through to the wise Solomon, have been looking forward to this evening. The high point of the party is to be the nose flute performance by the Persian cat Madame Butterfly, but she has hurt herself, cannot leave her house, and has lost her instrument. The flute is found in a pile of autumn leaves but there’s still the problem of how to return the flute to its beautiful Persian owner. Jenny comes up with a very adventurous plan. After all, Halloween is “her” night. But will she pull it off?
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I think these books about Jenny, the black Greenwich Village cat, are delightful, and the fourth in the series which started with The Cat Club is again good fantasy, and an amusing story of how timid Jenny found she had courage to help a friend.
— Kirkus Reviews
Told with the same mingling of gentle fun and fantasy, the same precision of prose, which has distinguished the other stories in this series.
— The New York Times
Jenny must figure out how to save the Halloween celebrations for The Cat Club when Madame Butterfly, whose performance is always the highlight of the party, loses her nose flute. Delightful tale for any age, any time of year.