The Quayside Cat

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Down by the harbor the quayside cat, Jim, comes to talk with Old Tregarn about his days long ago at sea. Inspired by Old Tregarn’s tales, Jim longs for his own sea adventure. Before long the two cats have jumped aboard a ship, and so begins Jim’s daring adventure at sea . . .

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2013
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-04-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV001000, JUV002050, JUV041020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 10.5
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 164142
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Booklist Online

“Forward writes smoothly, combining natural-sounding dialogue with evocative sensory details of life aboard a wooden sailing ship…. A good change of pace from the usual picture-book fare.” —Booklist Online

Kirkus Reviews

“Gorgeous illustrations combine with the poetic language of the narrative to create a winsome journey.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Toby Forward

Toby Forward lives in North Yorkshire, England. He is married to a teacher, and they have two daughters.

Illustrator: Ruth Brown

During the past 30 years, Ruth Brown has created some of the world's best loved children's books. She is married to artist Ken Brown, and they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.