Item description for The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger & Caitlin Brodnick...
A beloved author's story of a misunderstood teenager who stands up for what she believes is as powerful today as whenit was when first published more than thirty years ago.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 6.5" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher Fullcast Audio
ISBN 1933322217 ISBN13 9781933322216
Availability 0 units.
More About Paula Danziger & Caitlin Brodnick
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children's Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Tony Ross lives in London, England.
Paula Danziger lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Paula Danziger was born in 1944 and died in 2004.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Cat Ate My Gymsuit?
great book... Apr 1, 2007
I remember reading this as a teenager, and bought it for my 10-year-old. It's very well written and really speaks to the pre-teen audience.
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. Jan 10, 2007
Gave the book to my 12 year old granddaughter. She loves cats. Really enjoyed the book!
BY A 6TH GRADER THATS NOT PASSING MATH!! May 17, 2006
THIS BOOK IS A VERY LIFE RELATING STORY. IT IS ABOUT A GIRL WHO THINKS SHE'S A BLIMP WITH WIRED FRAMED GLASSES, SHE HAS TWO FRIENDS, AND LIKE ANY OTHER GIRL, HAS A CRUSH ON A GUY AT SCHOOL. I ENJOYED THIS BOOK A LITTLE, BUT I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TITLE. THIS BOOK MIGHT HAVE A WEIRD TITLE, BUT IT HAS GOOD DESCRIBTIONS THAT PAINT PICTURES IN YOUR HEAD. I WOULD RECAMEND THIS BOOK TO SOME ONE WHO LIKES HUMOR AND REALITY RELATING STORIES.
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit ( a Parent's perspective) Mar 20, 2006
I decided to read this book along with my third grader (it was on her list of reading material rated for third grade reading). She and i both liked the book ok. I felt that the material was too advanced for a third grader to grasp. There were so many life lessons in this book. It will be better understood perhaps by middle school students or perhaps high school students. I had no appreciation for the lead character (Marcy) always putting herself down. She was way too introspective of her shortcomings. And because her Mother was weak in character, she could not help Marcy see the beauty in herself. It seemed morbid at times the way that this storyline keyed in on Marcy's insecurities. I understand the time that this book was penned (1978). Things were different for some women. I remember women being strong and working towards their independence. In 2006, this book would be counterproductive for young and older women.
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit- an absoulutely awesome book Feb 25, 2006
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit is a really awesome book. It is realistic, funny, sad. I had a really hard time putting this book down. (even for a spelling test.) If you haven't read it, i suggest you do immeadiatly. I read this book shortly after Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, which was wtitten around the same time, and found them to be similar in a messed-up sort of way. But I can totally relate to Marcy Lewis's feelings in the book. I also love the way it's written. Almost like a kid actually wrote it. The kids in the book were so similar to the kids at my own shcool. The entire book has this awesome sour-sweet taste to it. It was way cool.