The cats of Roxville Station /

by George, Jean Craighead; Pohrt, Tom [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 163 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780525421405 :; 0525421408.Title notes: $16.99 9-2009 (db)Subject(s): Chapter books | Feral cats -- Juvenile fiction | Feral cats -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Animals -- Fiction | Human-animal communication -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Boys and cats -- Fiction | Domestic animals -- Fiction | Children and animals -- Fiction | Eleven-year-old boys -- FictionOnline resources: Publisher description A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a young tiger-striped cat fights to survive amid feral cats and other creatures near Roxville train station, aided by Mike, an eleven-year-old foster boy who is not allowed to have a pet.
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Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a young tiger-striped cat fights to survive amid feral cats and other creatures near Roxville train station, aided by Mike, an eleven-year-old foster boy who is not allowed to have a pet.

$16.99 9-2009 (db)

Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a young tiger-striped cat fights to survive amid feral cats and other creatures near Roxville train station, aided by Mike, an eleven-year-old foster boy who is not allowed to have a pet.

Lexile: 840.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.4 4

A Junior Library Guild selection

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) Abused and abandoned, a young tabby cat adapts to the feral cat community of suburban Roxville Station -- and slowly, cautiously bonds with an orphan boy whose foster mother plumb hates cats. The resolution? Ratchet, after clawing her way to top-cat rank at the station, also responds to her domestic-cat promptings by becoming Mike's "outside pet." Meanwhile, in George's practiced way, the various cats -- each with its own First Home, Sunning Spot, and Hunting Lookout -- go their various ways, pursuing and pursued by the town's other animals, wild and domestic...all of which can easily be followed in Tom Pohrt's bird's-eye view of the town (and seen close-up in his drawings). Human agency intervenes, too. The Bent Lady of the housing project, who feeds the station cats each morning, is dispossessed by a new building and the town's decree that it be cat-free, which is harder on her than on her scrappy charges. Jean George's veteran readers, indeed, will be struck by the resemblance between the cat society of Roxville Station and the world of Julie's Arctic wolves; some of them may also want to investigate the four-footed society, unsuspected by humans, in their own backyards. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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