Crenshaw

Category: Book
By (author): Applegate, Katherine
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: young adult
Awards: Kansas State Reading Circle (2016) Long-listed
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Guide to the 100 Best Books of the Year (2015) Long-listed
Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year (2015) Long-listed
Los Angeles Times Holiday Books Guide (2015) Long-listed
Texas Horn Toad Tales Master List Long-listed
Publisher: Square Fish
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50in x 5.25in
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$ 11.50
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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 "
Review Quote*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 "This accessible and moving novel demonstrates how the creative resilience of a child's mind can soften difficult situations, while exploring the intersection of imagination and truth." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "Children will appreciate this heartbreaking novel… a compelling and unflinchingly honest treatment of a difficult topic." - School Library Journal, 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 "
Biographical NoteKatherine Applegate is the author of several best-selling young adult series, including Animorphs and Roscoe Riley Rules . Home of the Brave, her first standalone novel, received the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction and the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award. She lives with her family in Irvine, California.