Book #11 – Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander


0

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander is an older book that one of our members had been introduced by her mother and loved it.  First published in 1963, the story stays timeless because it goes through time itself.  Jason’s cat Gareth, confides that although he doesn’t have nine live he can visit nine different lives of his choosing though out time.  Jason is having an off day and after being sent to his room for misbehaving, begs Gareth to take him on his nine lives adventure.   Together Gareth and Jason visit a pharaoh’s palace in ancient Egypt, Leonardo da Vinci in Italy, and a woman accused of witchcraft in England.  Each adventure teaches Jason about others and himself.  The book was a sweet story about a boy and his cat with a bit of history thrown in to teach us all a lesson or two.

Because the book was written so long ago, there weren’t any teacher resources available on the internet – and I started to realize how much I depend on the web for assistance with the book club!  So I reverted to my own resources and created a handout on the various historical situations in the book (using the wikipedia as my main resource, I must admit!).  But I will take credit for the questions that helped us discuss prejudices, mythology, and growing up (time-cat-handout-1).  I guess after ten book discussions, I was finally getting the hang of it!


Like it? Share with your friends!

0
admin

An avid reader of practically anything and trying to share that passion with my kids and anyone else that will listen!

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format