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The Resource The five lives of our cat Zook, Joanne Rocklin, (overdrive ebook)

The five lives of our cat Zook, Joanne Rocklin, (overdrive ebook)

Label
The five lives of our cat Zook
Title
The five lives of our cat Zook
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Rocklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As ten-year-old Oona and her younger brother conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives
Title
The five lives of our cat Zook
Creator
Summary
As ten-year-old Oona and younger brother Fred conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives
Subject
Genre
Tone
Award
  • Golden Kite Award for Fiction, 2012.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Fiction, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115426
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Joanne Rocklin
Label
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Overdrive ID
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Short Desc
<p>In this warmhearted middle-grade novel, Oona and her brother, Fred, love their cat Zook (short for Zucchini), but Zook is sick. As they conspire to break him out of the vet's office, convinced he can only get better at home with them, Oona tells Fred the story of Zook's previous lives, ranging in style from fairy tale to grand epic to slice of life. Each of Zook's lives has echoes in Oona's own family life, which is going through a transition she's not yet ready to face. Her father died two years ago, and her mother has started a relationship with a man named Dylan&#8212;whom Oona secretly calls &#147;the villain." The truth about Dylan, and about Zook's medical condition, drives the drama in this loving family story.<p>Praise for <i>The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook</i><p><b>STARRED REVIEW</b><p>"Rocklin's characters are fully developed: readers will be invested. Set in Oakland, readers are also treated to a refreshingly authentic child's view of a diverse city. The only...
Description
<p>In this warmhearted middle-grade novel, Oona and her brother, Fred, love their cat Zook (short for Zucchini), but Zook is sick. As they conspire to break him out of the vet's office, convinced he can only get better at home with them, Oona tells Fred the story of Zook's previous lives, ranging in style from fairy tale to grand epic to slice of life. Each of Zook's lives has echoes in Oona's own family life, which is going through a transition she's not yet ready to face. Her father died two years ago, and her mother has started a relationship with a man named Dylan&#8212;whom Oona secretly calls &#147;the villain." The truth about Dylan, and about Zook's medical condition, drives the drama in this loving family story.<p>Praise for <i>The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook</i><p><b>STARRED REVIEW</b><p>"Rocklin's characters are fully developed: readers will be invested. Set in Oakland, readers are also treated to a refreshingly authentic child's view of a diverse city. The only imperfection in this novel is that it ends."<p>&#8212;<i>Booklist, </i>starred review<p>&#147;Oona's character is a combination of Harriet the Spy in curiosity and Anastasia in spunk. Another emotionally satisfying outing from Rocklin; hanky recommended."<p>&#8212;<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><p>"Just as she did in One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, Rocklin intertwines her characters so smartly that the many coincidences and serendipitous events feel organic to the story. The story's ending&#8212;bittersweet, inevitable, and true&#8212;offers much-needed catharsis for the family and for anyone who has ever loved a pet."<p>&#8212;<i>The Horn Book</i><p>"This heartwarming family tale is filled with resilient and thoughtful characters who are willing to learn from their mistakes. Readers who enjoy the novels of Jeanne Birdsall and Leslie Crunch will appreciate this charming story."<p>&#8212;<i>School Library Journal</i><p>"There is a strong sense of place in this loving story with the ending sure to generate some tears. This would make a strong library lesson extension activity."<p>&#8212;<i>Library Media Connection</i><p><B>Awards</B><p>SCBWI's Golden Kite Award for Fiction - 2012<p>Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
Sample
https://samples.overdrive.com/five-lives-of?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
Popularity
161
Rating
4.3
Media Type
eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn863517581
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/crossRefId
1453904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/ikey
9781613123164
Isbn
9781613123164
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePartial
True
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863517581

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