Time Cat

Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

Time Cat (1963) is a novel by Lloyd Alexander. Writing it, Alexander grew interested in Welsh Mythology, which inspired his writing of The Chronicles of Prydain, his most popular work.

Plot summary

This novel starts out with Jason learning that his cat, Gareth, can not only talk, but can also travel to nine different points in history around the world. Jason convinces Gareth to take him along, and their adventures begin in Ancient Egypt in the year 2700 B.C. Once they return home, Gareth says he must never speak again, and that Jason must never speak of their travels to anyone.

The pair also travels to Rome and Britain (55 B.C.), Ireland (411 A.D.), Japan (998 A.D.), Italy (1468), Peru (1555), the Isle of Man (1588), Germany (1600), and America (1775).

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