It's Like This, Cat

It's Like This, Cat

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Dave Mitchell is fourteen and growing up in the midst of the variety and excitement of New York City. In this quiet, reflective, and humorous story of a boy's journey toward adulthood, Emily Neville captures the flavor of one kind of New York boyhood -- the sights and sounds of Gramercy Park, Coney Island, the Fulton Fish Market, the Bronx Zoo, the stickball games played in city streets, the fascinating mixture of nationalities and eccentrics that give the huge metropolis so much of its flavor and excitement. But most of all the author tells a realistic tale of Dave's affection for a stray tomcat, his comradeship with a troubled nineteen-year-old boy, his first shy friendship with a girl, and his growing understanding of his father as a human being and not just a parent.
Emil Weiss's lively drawings capture the mood and setting of the story to perfection.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 144.78 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060243902
  • 9780060243906
  • 2,203,506

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"This is superb -- the best junior novel I've ever read about big-city life."--" New York Times""Different, humorous, with a touch of the vernacular, and a great feeling for the city and its many peoples."--" Saturday Review""A fine, honest, flavorful tale."--" Chicago Tribune
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5,523 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (1,622)
3 31% (1,692)
2 10% (578)
1 4% (234)
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