Crenshaw

Crenshaw

By: Applegate
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In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have... read more

ISBN 10: 1250091667

Author Applegate
Book Type
2: chapter book
Category Description juvenile fiction / fantasy & magic
Censor Level 2
Cover Type Paperback
Dimensions 7.6 in h | 5.9 in w | 0.8 in t | 0.5 lb wt
Genre Fiction
ISBN-10 1250091667
Sub Genre Realistic Fiction
Description

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

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

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

Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Praise for Crenshaw:

"The tone is warm and, occasionally, quirkily funny, but it doesn't sugarcoat the effects of hunger and vulnerability. This novel adds a middle-grade perspective to the literature of imaginary friends and paints a convincing and compassionate portrait of a social class"•the working poor"•underrepresented in children's books."� "•The Horn Book, starred review

"...a quick read that encourages people of all ages to be honest with one another and value family and friends (real and imaginary!)" "•Booklist