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Applegate, Katherine.
New York: Feiwel and Friends/MacMillan, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 3.7

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Ten year old, Jackson’s imaginary friend,Crenshaw, a large black and white cat, appears again after several years when Jackson’s family faces hard times and the possibility of living in their van. Crenshaw provides Jackson with comfort and support as he tries to save his family from adversity.  Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?  (Oklahoma Children’s Sequoyah 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Cats -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        Imaginary playmates -- Fiction.

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