It's Like This, Cat

It's Like This, Cat

Book - 1963
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The thoughts, feelings, and activities of an adolescent boy in contemporary New York City, perceptively revealed in a skillfully written narrative.--Booklist.--The New York Times. 1964 Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Books 1940-1970.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTrophy, c1963.
ISBN: 9780060243906
Characteristics: 180 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Weiss, Emil
Weiss, Emil - Illustrator


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IndyPL_SteveB Mar 01, 2019

This is New York City around 1959-1960, before the world changed. Dave Mitchell is an 8th grader with a bicycle and a great subway system. He can travel to Coney Island or the Bronx with almost no trepidation. He has a contentious relationship with his grumpy lawyer father (who later turns out to be a lot more caring than he lets on). He is good friends with Kate next door, whom people call the “crazy old cat lady”. After an argument with his father, Dave adopts one of Kate’s tom cats and his life is changed. The cat becomes simply “Cat.” Through Cat, Dave becomes friends with college drop-out and trouble-maker Tom and meets his first girl-friend, Mary. The story kind of meanders around pleasantly with a minimal plot, but enjoyable still.


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