Reviews for Carbonel : The King Of the Cats

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Spring
Rosemary lives in post-World War II London with her widowed mother, and money is scarce. Determined to get a housecleaning job during school break, Rosemary inadvertently purchases an old broom (and a cat) from a witch. Magic and everyday life blend smoothly in this highly enjoyable fantasy, perfect for reading aloud. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2005 January #1
Carbonel: The King of the Cats by Barbara Sleigh, illus. by V.H. Drummond, first published in 1955, stars young Rosemary, whose plan to buy a broom to clean houses over the summer takes an unexpected turn. The woman who sells her the broom also throws a cat into the bargain (for a few farthings extra), and the feline turns out to be enchanted. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.