Skip to product information
1 of 5

Jenny and the Cat Club

Jenny and the Cat Club

A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky

written and illustrated by Esther Averill

Regular price $17.95
Regular price $0.00 Sale price $17.95

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.”

Esther Averill

Additional Book Information

Series: NYRB Kids
ISBN: 9781590170472
Pages: 176
Publication Date:


Esther Averill's collection of Jenny Linsky books deserves special mention.... Told in clear, simple language that will appeal to younger children, all of these stories are delightful and festooned with simple illustrations every few pages that enhance, but never dominate, the melodious text.
The San Francisco Chronicle

Averill colors her stories with abundant flights of clever fancy... But the nonchalance with which she delivers these makes them as real as her grounding details...Children will find Jenny's lessons about emotions and behavior helpful and reassuring.
—Christina Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly

The grace and charm of these little books are not only for children. In wording, illustration, and design they offer to people of all ages a short interview of pure delight.
The Saturday Review

There is a realness about Jenny, as well as a demure charm, that gives these annals of her doings a distinction lacking in many a more pretentious effort.
The New Yorker

In Jenny readers meet the perfect friend—an honest, fun-loving, and loyal playfellow and comrade-in-arms. How good to have Jenny back in print.
—Leonard S. Marcus, author of Storied City: A Children's Book Walking Tour Guide to New York City

View full details
  • Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a New York Review Books Gift Card.

    Gift Cards 
  • A membership for yourself or as a gift for a special reader will promise a year of good reading.

    Join NYRB Classics Book Club 
  • Is there a book that you’d like to see back in print, or that you think we should consider for one of our series? Let us know!

    Tell us about it