Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
A Novel

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Room 204—Miss Stretchberry

February 25

Today the fat black cat
up in the tree by the bus stop
dropped a nut on my head
and when I yelled at it
that fat black cat said
in a

I hate that cat.

This is the story of
and cat.


About Sharon Creech

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Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.
Published December 23, 2014 by HarperCollins. 176 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Newbery Medalist Creech continues the story of budding poet Jack in this sequel that, as is often the case with sequels, never quite captures the magic of the initial volume, 2001’s Love That Dog.

Sep 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Hate That Cat: A Novel

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Yes Pages: 160 Date: November 2008 Publisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 0747595291 You may remember how much Jack loved his dog in Sharon Creech's Carnegie medal winning Love That Dog.

Jan 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Hate That Cat: A Novel

A Patchwork of Books

(Insert a big smiley face here because really…how wonderful is it to have to read books!) When I started working at PaperTigers my children were in elementary school so naturally we focused a lot of our reading time at home on children’s and junior books.

Oct 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Hate That Cat: A Novel

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