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In Lloyd Alexander’s first children’s novel, The Time Cat, Gareth can move in and out of nine different times, but once he has done that, he cannot ever go back. And so, according to Gareth, a cat most choose wisely when he will leap from life to life. This charming and imaginative story brings history to life. Gareth uses his first life to bring Jason to ancient Egypt and the city of Bubastes where cats are worshipped as gods. While there, they encounter some trouble, Jason learns a little something, and then they move along to the next life. As they move in and out of lives, Jason and Gareth meet all kinds of famous historical figures like St. Patrick while he was still a slave, Leonardo da Vinci as a boy, etc. And in each life, Jason learns something about himself or the world.
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