It's Like This, Cat

It's Like This, Cat

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Although he acquired Cat only to defy his father, Dave Mitchell matures through the experiences that are instigated by his pet


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)

Publisher: New York : Harper Collins, c1963
ISBN: 9780060243913
Characteristics: 180 p. : ill. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Weiss, Emil, ill


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Lovestoread5 Jun 22, 2018

This is an excellent story. From the perspective of a young male teen, his exploits in NY, with friends, people he meets, his POV takes you on a trip with him wherever he goes. You'd like him to be your friend. I loved it.

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