Cheshire Cheese Cat

Book Trailers & Other Links

Videos:
Video of Carmen Agra Deedy answering questions from children about a previous Texas Bluebonnet nominee, 14 Cows for America (7:19 minutes):
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POc7JcgRFGA}

BBC animated video of the life of Charles Dickens and a game of survival in Charles Dickens’ London. (approximately 4 minutes): http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bleakhouse/animation.shtml

Queen Victoria:  Her Life in Images (3:21 minutes):
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5KBj0a-ZVc&feature=fvsr}

Ravens of the Tower of London (3:05 minutes):
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GkR4XBHkRo}

Other Links:
Carmen Agra Deedy’s official website: www.carmenagradeedy.com

Interview with Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/48786-q–a-with-carmen-agra-deedy-and-randall-wright.html

A website devoted to the book, including information on Dickens, Victorian London, the Tower of London, the Cheshire Cheese Inn, a map of where the story takes place, the importance of words in the book, many games and puzzles, etc: http://cheshirecheesecat.com/

Interview with Barry Moser: http://authors.simonandschuster.com.au/Barry-Moser/1142499/author_revealed

Biography of Barry Moser, illustrator:
http://www.moser-pennyroyal.com/moser-pennyroyal/Biography.html

Teacher’s guide for The Cheshire Cheese Cat:
http://peachtree-online.com/files/private/books/366/teachers-guides/CheshireCheeseCatTG.pdf

Games based on Tower of London history:  “Unlock the Dragon”, “Create Your Own Royal Beast”, “Meet the Royal Beasts.” http://www.hrp.org.uk/learninganddiscovery/funandgames/

Brief online biography of Charles Dickens: http://www.fathom.com/course/21701768/session1.html

Biography link to Dickens with a large photo of him on the site: http://www.leninimports.com/charles_dickens.html

Link to Wikipedia information on the actual Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub in London: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Olde_Cheshire_Cheese

Website containing information about Cheshire cheese: http://www.britsfood.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=83

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