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E Between the cat and the broomstick Rosemary picked up some useful spells and magic and the adventures they brought about turned a dull looking holiday into one long to be remembered for its unexpected excitements and rewards. This was a favorite book from my childhood and it s still excellent 40 years later I just ordered it for my own daughter who just loves cats We have three Even though she s 15 she still loved reading Carbonel The King of Cats I m so pleased that it s back in print Some children s books are so good that you don t have to be young to enjoy them This is one

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Carbonel The King of Cats

When Rosemary badly needed something nice to happen to her A good cat is apt to be independent so she did not have things all her own way and as Carbonel proved to be a Royal cat in a very special sense that was understandabl. From the 1930s to the 1960s roughly speaking there was a golden era of children s literature Many of the authors were British E Nesbit Arthur Ransome C S Lewis J R R Tolkien Mervyn Peake and so many and some were American Madeleine L engle Barbara Sleigh belongs to this era and her Carbonel series is a wonderful trilogy of books about the King of the Cats and his adventures with some British children who through various magical means can understand his language Carbonel is the first of the series In it we meet Carbonel in straightened circumstances and the children help him regain his throne The plot is straightforward and the jeopardy gentle these books are best for the younger kid set 6 8 or 9 The fun is in the witty presentation of the cat s attitude toward humans which is often scathing and only occasionally kind The British did this sort of thing particularly well the heart of the book is always in the right place but doesn t becomes sappy because of the dash of clear eyed reality never far from the action There s a great danger that these classic books will get lost in the shuffle of time With all the other claims on kid s attention who will read them these long leisurely wonderful tales from another era At least The New York Review of Books has done parents and kids a huge service by bringing out these beautifully printed and illustrated editions of classics that do not deserve to be forgotten

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This is the story of a cat a broomstick and an ordinary schoolgirl called Rosemary She bought them both in the market uite cheaply Of course neither the cat nor the broomstick were just what they seemed and they turned up just. 45 stars We loved this story of Rosemary who hopes to buy a broom to help her mother earn money by cleaning over the summer holidays and accidentally comes away with a witches broom and Carbonel the King of the Cats There was some wonderful humour from Carbonel who s voice we could hear when the broom was held This was fun for a read aloud and we enjoyed the relationship between John and Rosemary who despite being from different backgrounds were really good friends The end battleculmination was less interesting to us than the everyday happenings There is a sad part near the end were the broom unknowingly view spoilergets put on a bonfire hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Carbonel The King of Cats

  1. says:

    Have you ever loved a book and its characters been happy when their fortunes are good and worried on their behalf when things are not going so w

  2. says:

    45 stars We loved this story of Rosemary who hopes to buy a broom to help her mother earn money by cleaning over the summer holidays and accidentally comes away with a witches broom and Carbonel the King of the Cats There was some wonderful humour from Carbonel who's voice we could hear when the broom was held This was fun for a read aloud and we enjoyed the relationship between John and Rosemary who despite being from different

  3. says:

    'Well don't let them see you Really Rosemary you have no ingenuity'A number of rather angry replies came into Rosemary's mind at this but she remembered Napoleon and Charles the Second and swallowed the retorts that came to her lipsThe king of the cats was stolen from his great inheritance by a vain and greedy witch Enslaved to her petty treacheries great and small until he is freed at long last by the fulfillment of a prophecy I

  4. says:

    I remember this from primary school junior section so I was about 910 the edition above says 2005 but it's close to what I remember would have been 1980 It was so good stuck in my head Must read

  5. says:

    Although I gave this a 4 at the time it should probably be lower as I just read the seuel without remembering this book or the characters in the least

  6. says:

    From the 1930s to the 1960s roughly speaking there was a golden era of children's literature Many of the authors were British E Nesbit Arthur Ransome C S Lewis J R R Tolkien Mervyn Peake and so many and some wer

  7. says:

    This was a favorite book from my childhood and it's still excellent 40 years later I just ordered it for my own daughter who just loves cats We have three Even though she's 15 she still loved reading Carbonel The King of Cats I'm so pleased that it's back in print Some children's books are so good that you don't have to be young to enjoy them This is one

  8. says:

    Long before Harry Potter the Carbonel series captured that same British magical whimsy Carbonel and its seuel were among my favorite books at the library when I was about 9 12 Imagine my delight when this book originally published in 1955 was re released followed by two seuels I didn't even know it was a trilogy

  9. says:

    This was a raving good time I loved all of the characters and it is consistently funny well written and action packed I love the way she phrases things and I also love the way she writes dialog Every character has a uniue voice and most have a funny way of saying things I'm so glad this is only the first in a series of 3 novels because I want to read about Carbonel Rosemarie and JohnI realize I can't read all the NYRB C

  10. says:

    Very nice ordinary magic story but it seemed a little too long There was the curious idea of not describing things by saying I'm not going to describe this food just think of the most wonderful meal you can imagine uite the

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