The Four Ugly Cats in Apartment 3D by Marilyn Sachs

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Lily, a ten-year-old latchkey kid, lives in apartment 3B. Two of the other neighbors on her floor are friendly. But Mr. Freeman in apartment 3D is mean and ugly. So are his four cats who continually yowl and irritate everybody in the building.

When Mr. Freeman suddenly dies, all of the neighbors and the landlord want to ship the cats off to the S.P.C.A.

But Lily remembers a single act of kindness shown her by Mr. Freeman. She remembers his love for the four ugly cats. They were his family; he gave them a home. Lily refuses to let the cats be destroyed.

"You have three days," the landlord tells her, "before the apartment will be rented."

Like a true heroine in a fairy tale, Lily sets out to accomplish the impossible: to find new homes for the cats nobody wants.


About Marilyn Sachs

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Marilyn Sachs is the author of more than thirty-five award-winning books, including The Bears' House, Veronica Ganz, A Pocket Full of Seeds, and The Fat Girl. She was co-editor of the acclaimed The Big Book for Peace. She lives with her family in San Francisco, California.
Published April 1, 2002 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books. 80 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Mr. Freeman dies, Lily negotiates an agreement with the landlord to give her time to find homes for the animals before he calls the ASPCA.

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Like everyone else in her building, 10-year-old Lily loathes the man in apartment 3D: "Mr. Freeman was mean, unfriendly, and nasty," she reports as narrator.

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