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Extended Audio Sample The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale, by Carmen Agra Deedy, Randall Wright Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carmen Agra Deedy, Randall Wright Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, Robin Sachs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this playful homage to Charles Dickens, unlikely allies learn the lessons of a great friendship.

Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his street-cat life. Tired of dodging fishwives' brooms and carriage wheels, he hopes to trade London's damp alleyways for the warmth of ye olde Cheshire Cheese Inn. He strikes a bargain with Pip, an erudite mouse: Skilley will protect the mice who live at the inn, and in turn, the mice will provide Skilley with the thing he desires most.

But when Skilley and Pip are drawn into a crisis of monumental proportions involving a tyrannical cook, an unethical barmaid, and a malevolent tomcat, their new friendship is pushed to its limits. The escalating crisis threatens the peace not only of the Cheshire Cheese Inn but also the British Monarchy!

Unbeknownst to Skilley and Pip, however, they have a secret ally: a famous author who scribbles away many an afternoon in ye olde Cheshire Cheese Inn...

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Children's Titles for Ages 8-12

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patty | 2/15/2014

    " love this book! Such strong, descriptive words. Charles Dickens makes many appearances and save the day! "It was the best of times..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Njtee | 2/8/2014

    " Loved the friendship between Skilley and Pip--not to mention all the Dickensian references! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ms. Jackson | 1/24/2014

    " Sweet story - reminds me of Poppy by Avi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janssen | 1/23/2014

    " I liked it, but I didn't love it. "

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