Esther Averill


Born
in Bridgeport, Connecticut , The United States
July 24, 1902

Died
May 12, 1992

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Esther Averill (1902-1992) began her career as a storyteller drawing cartoons for her local newspaper. After graduating from Vassar College in 1923, she moved first to New York City and then to Paris, where she founded her own publishing company. The Domino Press introduced American readers to artists from all over the world, including Feodor Rojankovsky, who later won a Caldecott Award. In 1941, Esther Averill returned to the United States and found a job in the New York Public Library while continuing her work as a publisher. She wrote her first book about the red-scarfed, mild-mannered cat Jenny Linsky in 1944, modeling its heroine on her own shy cat. Esther Averill would eventually write twelve more tales about Miss Linsky and her frien ...more

Average rating: 4.18 · 9,860 ratings · 499 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Fire Cat

4.14 avg rating — 6,842 ratings — published 1960 — 17 editions
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Jenny and the Cat Club: A C...

4.33 avg rating — 1,173 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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The School for Cats

4.20 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 1947 — 3 editions
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The Hotel Cat

4.22 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1969 — 3 editions
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Jenny's Moonlight Adventure

4.30 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 1949 — 5 editions
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Jenny Goes to Sea

4.29 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 1957 — 2 editions
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The Cat Club

4.18 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 1944 — 2 editions
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Jenny's Birthday Book

4.13 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1954 — 4 editions
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Captains of the City Street...

4.26 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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Jenny's Adopted Brothers

4.44 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1952
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The Cat Club The School for Cats Jenny's First Party Jenny's Moonlight Adventure When Jenny Lost Her Scarf Jenny's Adopted Brothers How the Brothers Joined the...
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“One day Mrs. Goodkind said,
'Pickles, you are not a bad cat.
You are not a good cat.
You are good and bad.
And bad and good.
You are a mixed-up cat.
What you need is a good home.
Then you will be good.' ”
Esther Averill, The Fire Cat

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