It's Like This, Cat

It's Like This, Cat

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My father is always talking about how a dog can be very educational for a boy. This is one reason I got a cat.Dave Mitchell and his father yell at each other a lot, and whenever the fighting starts, Dave's mother gets an asthma attack. That's when Dave storms out of the house. Then Dave meets Tom, a strange boy who helps him rescue Cat. It isn't long before Cat introduces Dave to Mary, a wonderful girl from Coney Island. Slowly Dave comes to see the complexities in people's lives and to understand himself and his family a little better. Winner, 1964 Newbery Medal
Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 149.4 x 215.4 x 21.1mm | 432.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • Library.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060243910
  • 9780060243913
  • 2,164,350

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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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4 29% (1,622)
3 31% (1,692)
2 10% (578)
1 4% (234)
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