It's Like This, Cat

by Emily Cheney Neville

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 1, 1964 | Hardcover |

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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)

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 180 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 1, 1964

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060243910

ISBN - 13: 9780060243913

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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It's Like This, Cat

It's Like This, Cat

by Emily Cheney Neville

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 180 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 1, 1964

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060243910

ISBN - 13: 9780060243913

About the Book

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)

From the Publisher

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)

About the Author

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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"Superb'the best junior novel I've ever read about big-city life." (NYT.)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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