by Katherine Applegate


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As Jackson and his family are about to lose everything, a seven-foot-tall talking cat appears that could be the answer to his problems.

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Bestselling Author, Magical Storytelling with Memorable Characters, Finding Resilience in the Face of Adversity, Discussion of Problem-Solving and the Power of Imagination

Topics and Themes:
Talking Cats, Imaginary Friends, Parents and Siblings, Economic Hardship, Loss of Home

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Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There’s no more money for rent and not much for food either. Now his parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan…again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, outspoken, and imaginary—and he’s come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience in the face of adversity.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 4 - 6
    • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-250-20820-0