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Hate That Cat - by Sharon Creech (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 152

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Animals

Format: Paperback

Publisher: HarperCollins

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Book theme: Cats

Author: Sharon Creech

Language: English

Street Date: February 23, 2010
TCIN: 11947669
UPC: 9780061430947
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-2889
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



With plenty of poetry from Tennyson, Eliot, and Poe, along with a hilarious hero and one amazing surprise, Newbery Medalist Creech makes magic once again, in this narrative poem sequel to her acclaimed "Love That Dog."



Book Synopsis



Return to Miss Stretchberry's class with Jack, the reluctant poet, who over the course of a year encounters new and challenging things like metaphors, alliterations, onomatopoeia, and one mean fat black cat!

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, introduced Jack in Love That Dog, a New York Times bestseller. Both Love That Dog and Hate That Cat are approachable, funny, warm-hearted introductions to poetry told from the point of view of a very real kid wrestling with school assignments.

These books are fast reads that will be welcomed by middle graders as they too wonder how poetry and schoolwork connect with their interests and how to uncover their true voices.

In Hate That Cat, Jack is only trying to save that fat black cat stuck in the tree by his bus stop--but the cat scratches him instead! At school Miss Stretchberry begins teaching new poems, everything from William Carlos Williams to Valerie Worth to T.S. Eliot.

As the year progresses, Jack gradually learns to love that cat and finds new ways to express himself.



From the Back Cover



Jack

Room 204--Miss Stretchberry

February 25

Today the fat black cat
up in the tree by the bus stop
dropped a nut on my head
thunk
and when I yelled at it
that fat black cat said
Murr-mee-urrr
in a
nasty
spiteful
way.

I hate that cat.

This is the story of
Jack
words
sounds
silence
teacher
and cat.

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