The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook

By ROCKLIN, Joanne

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ISBN
978-1-4197-0192-4
Publisher
Abrams Amulet


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 3–6—Oona is a 10-year-old who has big responsibilities and, according to her grandmother, chutzpah. When her cat, Zook (short for Zucchini), becomes ill, she must find a way to stay positive for her younger brother, Freddy. Since everyone knows that cats have nine lives, she creates several tall tales and "whoppers" about the feline's pa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

Oona did not acquire the family cat Zook (short for Zucchini) in the most respectable of ways. By hiding his collar, she liberated the animal, skinny and with a BB pellet in his side, from an owner she suspected of neglect. Since that time two-and-a-half years ago, Oona’s father has died, and now Zook is sick. To comfort her little brother, Oona, channeling their dad, "the Great Rebus-Maker and Whopper-Teller," comes up with stories about Zook’s previous lives. The siblings’ own live...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Oona's father has died, and now her cat Zook is sick. To comfort her little brother, Oona comes up with stories about Zook's previous ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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