[PDF] ↠ It's Like This, Cat | by Ý Emily Cheney Neville Emil Weiss #2020

  • Title: It's Like This, Cat
  • Author: Emily Cheney Neville Emil Weiss
  • ISBN: 9780060243906
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover

  • It's Like This, Cat By Emily Cheney Neville Emil Weiss 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 iDave 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.
    Emily Cheney Neville Emil Weiss
    Emily Cheney Neville, an American author of children s books, was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1919 and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1940 In 1963, she wrote her first book, It s Like This, Cat , which was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1964.

    It's Like This, Cat By Emily Cheney Neville Emil Weiss


    I resisted reading this book, because I retain a childhood prejudice against books with male narrators, and I still don t really like kids books about animals It s not really THAT much about animals But I forced myself to read a chapter, and then another chapter, and then realized I was actually enjoying it It s kind of a strange book for a Newbery winner it skews quite a bit older than most, for one thing, and it doesn t have a typical structure although maybe that s what caught the committee s [...]

    Rebecca McNutt
    This is one of the most inspiring middle grade fiction novels I ve ever read First published in 1969, It s Like This, Cat has a cat in it, but the story isn t about just a cat It s about a boy who learns the value of friendship and how to understand his dysfunctional family even when he doesn t want to.

    Winner of the 1964 Newbery Medal.It s not your typical children s story it has a grown up feel to it It s set in New York City in the mid 20th century, back when parents let their young kids roam all over, seemingly without worry It s the story of young Davey and his formerly stray cat named Cat His tales of urban adventures are actually quite entertaining And it s a good look back at New York City as it was in the 60 s.

    doug bowman
    Like finding twenty bucks in a pair of pants, I was elated when I came across a free copy of It s Like This Cat, by Emily Neville It is one of those elemental books from my childhood, which had kind of recessed in my memory.I read this novel when I was in 5th or 6th grade and I was very much aware that its themes were mature and real world than the sports books that made up most of my reading This book really helped turn me into a discerning reader, and even at that early age, I could start to [...]

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    First recent read I can see why this book confused me as a childa New York apartment setting do people live in apartments why don t they have a house eighteenyear old boy who is homeless where are the boy s parents young teenagers who wander around a big city isn t that dangerous a girl whose mother is a beatnik what in the world is that This world was totally outside of my experiences as a ten year old girl in small town Texas.Second recent read Dave and his dad fight all the time and Dave s mo [...]

    My father is always talking about how a dog can be very educational for a boy This is one reason I got a cat p.1 So starts the story of NYC kid and resident wise guy Dave Mitchell It s 1963 and Dave is just hanging around the neighborhood, negotiating friendships and trying to stay out of trouble.But trouble seems to find him First comes the big tom cat that Dave gets from the local cat lady Aunt Kate takes in all kinds of cats, and some of the kids make fun of her, but Dave likes to go over to [...]

    Holy smokes, this book is dated It s a nostalgic, but not cloying story of a 14 year old boy, his parents, neighbors, and friends The cat is basically a prop to get the story going For modern kids it will sound like historical fiction record players Harry Belafonte Beatniks People who think that spaying neutering their pets is cruel But it s a quick read and older elementary age readers should enjoy it.

    Greta is Erikasbuddy
    Alright Alright Alright this book is dated Like 51 years old But you know what I really liked it It s about a 14 year old boy named David.If this book was written today David would be 17 years old, one parent would be out of the picture, and he d be a misunderstood rich kidH In this book, David acts like a normal kid, likes to make friends, has a cat because his neighbor is a cat lady and he thought the cat was cool, he likes to listen to records, and he fights with his Dad.Now, if this was writ [...]

    Benji Martin
    It s like this cat has the best opening line of any Newbery I ve read so far, even the famous Dark and stormy line from Wrinkle in Time My father is always talking about how a dog can be very educational for a boy This is one reason I got a cat Genius, right I knew right then that I was going to enjoy this one,and I did I really related to Dave I too grew up in a house with an attorney father who liked to argue Luckily, I had a brother who did most of the arguing back The tone was irreverent, wh [...]

    Lee Peckover
    Honestly, I wanted to love this book I really did I wanted it to be like a Catcher in the Rye for a slightly younger audience I had heard it was that kind of style with a narrator that had a bit of edge but in a book now slightly dated.The book sounded perfect for the topic our year 5 children do on America and modern history.The book opens really well My father is always talking about how a dog can be very educational for a boy.This is one reason I got a cat really is a fantastic opening line a [...]

    Lisa Vegan
    I first read this book when I was 10 years old and on a train ride from California to New York Interesting children s coming of age novel written first person by a 14 year old New York city boy who becomes attached to a stray cat hence the title of the book Accurate descriptions of New York city of the early 1960s It was unusual for me to enjoy a book with a male protagonist back then, but I loved this book What I remember most, was how the boy, Dave, would make cold spaghetti sandwiches for bre [...]

    Sophia Cha
    it was fun to see how someones relationship with a cat was developed even though his dad wanted him to get a dog

    Many years I used to own It s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville Then I gave my copy to my younger brother Yet I have never forgotten it When I recently saw it at a library book sale, I immediately grabbed a copy Upon rereading it, I was surprised at how undramatic the story and how average the main character is compared to many of today s books Yet I still love the book.The main character is fourteen year old Dave His life is peopled with his parents, an eccentric cat lady neighbor named Kate, a c [...]

    What was it about this book that made me avoid it when I was 9 or 10 years old Was I afraid that the presence of an animal s name in the title truly, the cat is named Cat meant a certain death for said animal by the end of the book Did I shy away from it because it had a boy narrator I so wish I could put this in the hands of 10 year old me, because I m pretty sure it would have been one of her my favorite books ever I enjoyed it very much when I read it in one sitting last weekend, but reading [...]

    Anything a cat does, he does only when he wants to I like that This is a book about a teenage boy who is learning about himself and the world, and the complexities of being human He adopts a stray cat or like gets adopted by the Cat, which has a character that reminded me of James Dean The story goes on in and around NY, before the terrorist attacks, the cyber xyz, a time when people rode bikes and had real friends instead of tablets Lovely book.My son and I read this together sometimes out lou [...]

    Patti"s Book Nook
    I m usually the sentimental, gushy cat memoir type This is a straightforward, coming of age story about a boy and his pet cat set in late 1950 s New York The book reads like a love letter to the city, as well as an ode to a bygone era complete with terms like golly, stickball, being sore at someone, and 30 cent coke mentions The illustrations are delightful, and the language makes you long for black and white TV and movies Also, it s one novel about cats that confirms their general air of conde [...]

    I really enjoyed this 1964 Newbery winner, though I don t think I would actually recommend it to students Dave Mitchell, a teen growing up in New York, adopts a scrappy tomcat despite his overbearing father s objections The cat has a few adventures and leads Dave to meet Tom, a young man facing his own family challenges Dave also tromps through New York, visiting Coney Island, traveling downtown to help a girl, and visiting parks throughout the city Kate, an eccentric cat loving neighbor, ties t [...]

    Kat Kinch
    I think I get why this has a Newbery Award The writing has a very strong voice throughout, while it stayed far away from giving us homophones for their acccents, the way the writing was done you could hear it in their tone, it rang true The story itself seems kind of unlikely Maybe growing up Midwestern in the 90 s wasn t the same as New York City in the 60 s but it felt very off For one, nobody kept to themselves, everybody was in everybody else s business which resolved things nicely, but didn [...]

    I think this is a difficult book to classify and to review It mostly reads like a low key middle grade book, but there is at least one part that I think would upset a lot of children, and probably even some older readers view spoiler oh no, that poor little kitten hide spoiler It s Like This, Cat is one of those animal books that use the animal mostly as a catalyst no pun intended for some change of circumstance or perspective in the protagonist s life This adds to the low key, slice of life fee [...]

    This was a very enjoyable little book I don t understand how anyone could complain of this book s datedness In fact, when I read in some reviews that it was dated it just made me want to read it even And after I was finished reading it it was a very quick read I just wanted to be a teen in early 60s NYC Unlike some of the other reviews, I was not thrown by much I didn t think the lingo or action of the characters were too out of date for kids to understand It s pretty straight forward The only [...]

    Oleg Kagan
    Though It s Like This, Cat took place at an earlier time with appropriately dated lingo and ideas , its appeals are very much similar to current tween coming of age novels Dave Mitchell deals with his parents, friends, girls, and growing up not unlike kids do today While the story may seem a little naive to today s teen unlike so many YA novels today, there are no eating disorders, drugs, murder, or vampires , young Dave s adventures with Cat the cat carry all the trappings of teenage angst foun [...]

    I enjoyed this YA title when it was published in 1963, or thereabouts, and I ve been hankering to reread it if just for sentimental reasons Ever do that You want to revisit a book of your tender youth Silly, right Anyway IT S LIKE THIS, CAT all these years decades, actually later holds up pretty well Of course the calling from pay phones is a relic of the past But the storyline is solid enough The fourteen year old boy in NYC befriending a tomcat named Cat still resonates The characters are shar [...]

    Debbie Tanner
    This was the Newbery award winner in 1964 because it was so fresh and new but today it reads like historical fiction For today s kids, the vocabulary would be difficult mostly the usage Our kids would have no idea why the characters have to communicate via postcards, even though they live in the same city Some of the themes still stand up misunderstood kids and parents, friendship and loyalty but it was hard for me to understand parts of the storyline and I have some background knowledge of that [...]

    Linda Lipko
    Continuing my quest to read all Newbery medal and honor books, I pulled this one off my book shelf A 1964 Newbery Medal winner that frankly leaves me mystified at the process of how and who selects the winners.This is a story of David who lives in New York City and adopts a cat On the surface it appears to be a story of an animal that changed the lives of those with whom it contacted Below the surface, there appears to be many randomly sprinkled subplots of characters and events It is indeed as [...]

    I read this years ago as a kid , and I watched a booktube video that mentioned this book I remembered that I really liked it So, I read it again, and the story held up for me as an adult.

    Mer Mendoza
    This is a book that I have read easily half a dozen times or I regularly checked it out from the elementary school library, because it was about a cat, which was my basic minimum requirement for enjoying anything at that age I hadn t even given the book any real thought in maybe fifteen years now, when something reminded me of it and I decided it was time to revisit this story It s one of those books that I know, without any doubt, that if I had owned my own copy of it as a child it would have [...]

    I ve commented before how the 1960s is one of my favorite Newbery decades The eight Medalists I read before this one were exceptional and thematically diverse.This was another story It s Like This, Cat had some admirable qualities Neville s style is comfortable to read and it wasn t hard to finish the book I enjoyed the meandering, almost lazy quality of the plot And the parts involving Mary, Dave s girlfriend, were very well written.Unfortunately, that s where the positives end As the book s na [...]

    Juli Anna
    What on earth was this This is the strangest, most rambling Newbery yet The moral of the story seems to be If you get a cat, certain semi interesting things will happen to you Soon the cat will become much less important, but you will thank him in the end anyway And all your problems will be solved by joining the military Honestly, there is zero focus in this book, no overarching theme to speak of, and the present tense was weird and awkward None of the problems the are set out at the beginning [...]

    This was a pleasant surprise to read about a city boy s adventures How the book ended up in our house is a mystery, as we don t ever remember getting it at a library used book sale, but I decided to take it on our vacation and read most of it over the course of our flight The young teen protagonist s willingness to roam throughout the boroughs on his own, or with a friend, is pretty impressive All the characters meld together nicely in this story, and it s fun to see the young boy realize that h [...]

    Amber Garabrandt
    I originally requested this title from Netgalley and Dover Publications The premise of the story, a boy coming of age in the 60 s whose best friend and sidekick is a tomcat named Cat, made me smile Honestly, I could not wait to read it I was approved, but the scans were such that I could not read them or get a real feel for the pictures Luckily Kindle has the text only version for free, so I at least got to read the story.Davey is a normal boy he loves his mother and fights with his father who w [...]

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