The Cheshire Cheese cat : [a Dickens of a tale] /

A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.

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Main Author: Deedy, Carmen Agra.
Other Authors: Wright, Randall.
Kellgren, Katherine.

Sachs, Robin, 1951-2013.
Format: Spoken Word Recording Audio CD
Language:English
Published:New York : Random House/Listening Library, ℗2012.
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Main Author:Deedy, Carmen Agra.
Summary:A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.

Tired of dodging fishwives' brooms and carriage wheels, alley cat Skilley yearns for the comfort of Ye olde Cheshire Cheese, a popular London inn. When he hears that the innkeeper is in need of a mouser, he hatches a scheme so audacious it will surely set him up for the rest of his nine lives. Once installed at the Cheese, Skilley looks forward to a life of ease. But a resident mouse named Pip uncovers Skilley's scandalous secret, and the desperate cat is forced to make a pact with him. The two become allies, and harmony reigns until they are drawn into an intrigue involving a tyrannical cook, a strange visitor hidden in the attic, and an evil tomcat called Pinch. The ensuing mayhem threatens the peace of Ye olde Cheshire Cheese-and the entire British empire!

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General Notes:Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: 4:24:00.
Physical Description:4 audio discs (approximately 64 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer:Read by Katherine Kellgren and Robin Sachs.
Playing Time:04:00:00
Audience:740
ISBN:0449010260
0449010287
9780449010266
9780449010280
Author Notes:

Award-winning children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy was born in Havana, Cuba in 1960. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 and grew up in Decatur, Georgia.

Deedy has written Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story, Tree Man, The Library Dragon, The Last Dance, The Secret of Old Zeb, The Yellow Star, and Fourteen Cows for America. She has also contributed to National Public Radio's Weekend All Things Considered and Latino USA.

Deedy has performed as a storyteller at venues including the Disney Institute, the New Victory Theater, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Kennedy Center and also at the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the National Storytelling Festival, the Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, the National Book Festival, schools, conferences, and museums.

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