Carbonel and Calidor: Being the Further Adventures of a

Carbonel and Calidor: Being the Further Adventures of a The third and final book in the Carbonel trilogy There are many kinds of magicand once magic is in your blood it attracts magic, says the royal cat Carbonel at the start of Carbonel and Calidor Sure enough, Carbonel s human friends Rosemary and John soon encounter magic in the form of a ring set with a fiery red stone that grants wishes to whoever wears it And it s a lucky thing, too, because Carbonel needs Rosemary and John s help It seems that his son Calidor has rejected his princely status for the love of a streetwise cat named Wellingtonia also known as Dumpsie Even worse, Calidor has apprenticed himself to the witch in training Mrs Dibdin With all this going on, it s just a matter of time before Carbonel s old nemesis Grisana accompanied by her slyboots daughter Melissa hatches a plan to take control of Carbonel s kingdom once and for all This third and final volume of the Carbonel series is as full of enchantment and adventure as its predecessors, Carbonel and The Kingdom of Carbonel Read individually, or in sequence, Barbara Sleigh s fantastic and fantastical trilogy casts an unforgettable spell

10 thoughts on “Carbonel and Calidor: Being the Further Adventures of a Royal Cat

  1. Simon Simon says:

    The third and by some distance, the weakest of the trilogy The sparkle of the John and Rosemary relationship has gone in fact neither child has the charm of their previous appearances The story is quite well structured which it should be as it is basically taken from Henry IV part one But there are huge problems

  2. Erica Erica says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Apparently I skipped book 2 and jumped right to bok 3 by mistake I couldn t tell Book 1 was better, but this was good enough, and will work well for an adult reading aloud to children ages 4 to 7, probably.

  3. Beth Cato Beth Cato says:

    This is the third book in the Carbonel trilogy I read the first two as a youngster, but my library didn t have the third book This is my first time reading it return return As Rosemary and John reunite to spend a third summer together, the King of Cats, Carbonel shows up As usual, he wants something from his faithful

  4. Mumbler Mumbler says:

    Oh, I thought this one was great For one thing, it is full of great cat characters with great names Often two names, common and high Dumpsie and Wellingtonia

  5. Friend of Pixie (F.O.P.) Friend of Pixie (F.O.P.) says:

    We were sad to say goodbye to Carbonel and his gang of royal and not so royal cats Logan plans to have an all black cat some day so that he can name it Carbonel His other favorite cat characters were Dumpsie a she cat raised in the town dump and favored by Prince Calidor and Woppit, Calidor s and Pergamond s nanny cat Lo

  6. Nick Nick says:

    The third book in this delightful series is in some ways the best It s showdown time among the cats, and the humans are not far behind, ramping up their amateur witchery and doing their wicked best to frustrate our two child heroes There s even time travel Not to mention a threat to the comfort and safety of one of the chi

  7. J.D. Field J.D. Field says:

    Didn t love this quite as much as I did when i was twelve Still, the king and prince of cats are pretty awesomeI m on an animal stories jag at the moment And the father son thing seems to be a big deal in all of them.the idea of a secret world of cats on the roofs is still pwoerful, as well it s the human side that s less ef

  8. Ben Ben says:

    The introduction of new characters, the new villain witch and her toad among others, kept the antics of Rosemary and John fresh and interesting possiblyenjoyable than the second book in the trilogy The idea of having Rosemary turn into a witch herself albeit a good one, which is not suggested as possible in the book could have

  9. Donna Donna says:

    I am really glad that I got a chance to re read a childhood favorite Of course I didn t find the series as magical as when I was 10 years old, but still felt it was well written and an enjoyable way to pass the time I hope today s young people discover these books as a worthwhile read.

  10. Bethnoir Bethnoir says:

    It started a bitslowly than the previous 2, but once it got going a fun, occasionally hilarious and at times touching book for children and lovers of cats, magic and English childrens fiction in general.

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