It's Like This, Cat

Emily NEVILLE (1919 - 1997)

1964 Newbery Medal winner, It's Like This, Cat is the story of a young man, Dave Mitchell, and how he grew to maturity, helped along indirectly by a stray cat that he brought home from Crazy Kate, the neighborhood Cat Lady. Dave lives in New York City with his lawyer father and his mother, who has bouts of asthma brought on by family strife. The cat, named "Cat" lives a wild life that brings Dave in contact with a future friend and girl friend. Dave's adventures take him throughout areas of New York City, and the reader is treated to descriptions of famous city landmarks. With Dave's new cat-related experiences comes an increased appreciation for his parents and deepening care for his new friends. (Summary by Brenda Price)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Animals & Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Cat and Kate Betsie Bush
00:09:58
Play 02 Cat and the Underworld Betsie Bush
00:14:43
Play 03 Cat and Coney Betsie Bush
00:10:02
Play 04 Fight Betsie Bush
00:11:45
Play 05 Around Manhattan Betsie Bush
00:10:30
Play 06 And Brooklyn Betsie Bush
00:14:42
Play 07 Survival Betsie Bush
00:10:38
Play 08 West Side Story Betsie Bush
00:08:12
Play 09 Fathers Betsie Bush
00:07:33
Play 10 Cat and the Parkway Betsie Bush
00:11:16
Play 11 Rosh Hashanah at the Fulton Fish Market Betsie Bush
00:14:58
Play 12 The Red Eft Betsie Bush
00:12:41
Play 13 The Left Bank of Coney Island Betsie Bush
00:12:46
Play 14 Expedition by Ferry Betsie Bush
00:09:58
Play 15 Dollars and Cats Betsie Bush
00:08:43
Play 16 Fortune Betsie Bush
00:12:22
Play 17 Telephone Numbers Betsie Bush
00:08:12
Play 18 Here’s to Cat! Betsie Bush
00:11:57