The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (Paperback) - Danziger, Paula

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When the unconventional English teacher who helped her conquer many of her feelings of insecurity is fired, a junior high student uses her new found courage to campaign for the teachers reinstatement. *Author: Danziger, Paula *Publication Date: 2006/03/23 *Number of Pages: 147 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142406540
SKU 202157348
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142406546
Release Date 5/4/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.5T
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Paula Danziger
Paula Danziger became an author as the result of two car accidents. The first accident was relatively mild, but several days later, while driving to a doctor's appointment, she was hit head-on by a drunk driver. This accident resulted in temporary brain damage that left her unable to read for some time. In an effort to overcome the powerlessness she felt as a patient working to overcome her injuries, Danziger turned to writing a novel about a teenage girl who suffers from low self-esteem and family troubles--THE CAT ATE MY GYMSUIT, which is still one of her most popular works. Danziger was also encouraged to become a writer by her mentor, the poet John Ciardi, for whom she worked as a babysitter while attending Montclair State College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Danziger worked for the New Jersey school system both as a substitute and full-time teacher.
Paula Danziger became an author as the result of two car accidents. The first accident was relatively mild, but several days later, while driving to a doctor's appointment, she was hit head-on by a drunk driver. This accident resulted in temporary brain damage that left her unable to read for some time. In an effort to overcome the powerlessness she felt as a patient working to overcome her injuries, Danziger turned to writing a novel about a teenage girl who suffers from low self-esteem and family troubles--THE CAT ATE MY GYMSUIT, which is still one of her most popular works. Danziger was also encouraged to become a writer by her mentor, the poet John Ciardi, for whom she worked as a babysitter while attending Montclair State College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Danziger worked for the New Jersey school system both as a substitute and full-time teacher. Danziger died of post-heart attack complications in 2004; at the time of her death, none of her 30 books had ever gone out of print.
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Annotation Junior high school student Marcy has problems--she's overweight, can't communicate with her parents, and has no social life. When new teacher Ms. Finney comes along, Marcy is inspired. When Ms. Finney is fired from the school because of her liberal ideas, Marcy becomes involved in a protest to keep her hired, and suddenly her life becomes full of promise. The second book about Marcy is "There's a Bat in Bunk Five".
First Line I hate my father. I hate school. I hate being fat. I hate the principal because he wanted to fire Ms. Finney, my English teacher.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0147
Publisher Puffin Books

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