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Crenshaw

Applegate, Katherine, author.

New York : Feiwel & Friends, [2015]

245 pages ; 20 cm

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Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times, and they may yet again have to live out of their minivan until things get better. Back into Jackson's head comes Crenshaw, the large, outspoken, imaginary cat, who helps him through the hard times--however, this time an imaginary friend might not be enough.

Reading Counts: Level 4.2 / 7.0 Points / 67066.

Lexile: 540L

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ISBN:

9781250043238

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Applegate, Katherine, author.

Title:

Crenshaw / Katherine Applegate.

Physical:

245 pages ; 20 cm

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 4/2016

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Magazine, 9/2015

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 6/22/2015

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 8/2015

Summary:

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times, and they may yet again have to live out of their minivan until things get better. Back into Jackson's head comes Crenshaw, the large, outspoken, imaginary cat, who helps him through the hard times--however, this time an imaginary friend might not be enough.

Target Audience:

3.8.

Target Audience:

4-6.

Target Audience:

540 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 3.8 3.0 176562.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.2 7.0 67066.

Subject:

Poor families--Fiction.

Subject:

Imaginary companions--Fiction.

Subject:

Poor--Fiction.

Subject:

Imaginary playmates--Fiction.

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Review by Lee Lynn.
This book begins with a boy at the beach seeing his imaginary friend for the first time in years. His imaginary friend is a cat called Crenshaw. His family is having some hard times financially, and the boy worries that he may have to go back to living with his family in their van.
I enjoyed this book because it focuses on topics that its target audience needs to be educated about, but not so strictly that the people reading may fear that it's happening to them.
I think you should read this book if you enjoy stories about "real" people, but don't like books about the sad getting sadder, or if you enjoy a few small impossibilities in your realistic books.

Review by Anna Davidson.
I loved reading Crenshaw! It's about a boy named Jackson whose family is having some hard times. Jackson's old imaginary friend from first grade, a giant cat named Crenshaw, starts appearing to help Jackson get through the hard times. I liked it because it was fun and realistic, and the imaginary friend was silly. This book made me laugh. If you are looking for an interesting realistic fiction book, I recommend Crenshaw. This book is best for fourth grade and older.


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