The Cat With Seven Names

In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don t know each other have something in common they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area From a librarian to a homeless war veteran to a little girl who s just moved in, this cat makes everyone s world a little brighter, a little less lonely.Each neighbor is unaware of the cat In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don t know each other have something in common they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area From a librarian to a homeless war veteran to a little girl who s just moved in, this cat makes everyone s world a little brighter, a little less lonely.Each neighbor is unaware of the cat s visits with everyone else, so he goes by many different names Stuart Little, Dove, Placido the cat answers to them all Only when a near accident threatens the cat does everyone learn his true identity and owner In learning about each other, the people in the neighborhood come together as a communityE CAT WITH SEVEN NAMES is a heartfelt story that reflects the need and desire of all people to be a part of a community, to have a connection with someone or something be it animal or human Told from the perspective of each of the six neighbors, Tony Johnston introduces point of view to readers of all ages, while Christine Davenier s loose watercolor illustrations beautifully depict the diversity of the world around us.
The Cat With Seven Names In a busy urban neighborhood six very different individuals who don t know each other have something in common they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area From a librarian

  • Title: The Cat With Seven Names
  • Author: Tony Johnston Christine Davenier
  • ISBN: 9781580893817
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Cat With Seven Names”

    1. Oh my heart!! This book is so dear. I'm not ashamed to say that it made me shed a few tears. Soooo loverly!

    2. One cat visits many different people, earning seven names and many meals along the way. He starts off by wandering into a librarian's home and, after feeding hims some fish, she dubs him Stuart Little. He then makes friends with an elderly gentleman, Hispanic man, police officer, homeless guy, and young girl new to the neighborhood. Each gives him a name, many feed him, and the young girl's mom points out that this is one obese kitty. At the end of the story, the cat is nearly hit by a car and a [...]

    3. Johnston introduces us to a stray cat who romps through an urban neighborhood making new friends. Every neighbor has a name for the rogue tomcat and almost everyone feeds the full figured male except the homeless man who can't feed himself. Tacos, tuna fish, Big Mac's. Oh, my! Of course, like every good picture book, Johnston saves the best for last when she brings the community together to save the cat and back into the hands of his rightful owner. It's a good thing our hero had nine lives and [...]

    4. Humans come together for many different reasons, and this sweet story features a plump cat that somehow manages to bring together six different families. As the gray cat wanders into their separate lives, each of the men, women, and a girl offer it food, a new name, and accept its companionship. Brought together by their concern for the feline when he is almost struck by a car, all of them find that they have something in common despite their differences. Something tells me that they'll never be [...]

    5. I liked the concept of giving us a glimpse into the seven different peoples' lives. You could really hear each character's voice as they narrated their portion of the story, and I really appreciated this differentiation. The ending bothered me a bit as it just felt a little too contrived and unrealistic. I mean, I know it's a children's book, but it felt like things got tied up a little too neatly and quickly with everyone becoming instantly connected at the end. But I did like the idea of the c [...]

    6. A wandering cat brings a group of strangers together. The cat touches each person's life in a different way and is called by a different name by each person. When the cat is almost hit by a car, everyone becomes acquainted with one another and the cat and his rightful owner are reunited.The storytelling here is superb. All of the characters and stories are woven together like a fine tapestry. Illustrations were rendered using ink and colored pencils. This is one of my favorite cat stories in rec [...]

    7. Beautiful watercolor sketches tell a story of a wandering cat who surprises several people by visiting and having a bite to eat, then moving on. He brings cheer to an older, lonely man, a librarian, a homeless man, and others. There is a surprise ending which will cheer readers, too.

    8. I just happened to come across this book today. I must say, it is a wonderful story about a cat who brings strangers together and makes a community stronger.

    9. One of the perks of my current job is that I end up seeing a lot of current books. Most of them claim to be social studies-related, but there are many different ways to interpret what that means. It can be history, geography, or just personal relationships. Which means that pretty much any book can qualify. One book came across my desk at the end of last year that I didn't think I'd like, but ended up loving: The Cat with Seven Names, written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Christine Davenie [...]

    10. Nice story about a cat who brings a neighborhood together (although a little unrealistically; but hey, it's a picture book) after visiting many people from different walks of life. The cat is cute, gets a lot of food, and gives a lot of warmth and affection. After reading other reviews on this book, I have to agree that it is actually kind of heartwarming, and the distinct voices for each character were a nice bonus. Might be a good pick for a diversity/multicultural storytime, but the kids I us [...]

    11. I read this book digitally on hoopla and was captivated by the plot and striking watercolor illustrations. Tony Johnston tells the story of six unique neighbors who all have a special relationship with a friendly cat. Each neighbor names the cat and the reader becomes part of these different relationships. The cat brings joy to a homeless man, police officer, young girl, and others in this urban community. I really enjoyed the themes of community, connection with humans or animals, and friendshi [...]

    12. This book is about a stray cat that ends up touching the lives of seven people and bringing them together. He begins his journey at the home of a librarian. She feeds him some fish, and decides to name him Stuart Little. He later finds the home of an old man, Hispanic man, police officer, homeless man, and a young girl that is new to the neighborhood; therefore, earning himself six more names: Kitty Boy, Placido, Mooch, Dove, and Mouse. Towards the end of the story, the cat is almost hit by a ca [...]

    13. In an urban neighborhood, it can be difficult to know your neighbors, but in this neighborhood there are six people that don’t know they have something in common, a very large cat. He goes by the names of Stuart Little, Kitty Boy, Placido, Mooch, Dove, and Mouse. One day this multi-named cat scares everyone by walking in front of a moving car! Each of the cat’s “owners” calls their name for him, and even a new one comes into the picture, Regis. The car was owned by his original owner who [...]

    14. This is a humorous tale about a cat that really gets around. It reminds me of how my cat would always visit one of our neighbors when we lived in Hawaii. She was always feeding the strays in our neighborhood and our guy thought he'd get in on the action. She even gave him a name (different from what we called him) and attributed a litter similarly-colored kittens to him (he's been neutered since he was a kitten). We had a good laugh when she finally discovered that he was my cat.I liked how each [...]

    15. We've all heard of cats with 9 lives but what about cats with 6 names? Can a cat be named Stuart Little, Dove, Mouse, Mooch, Kitty-boy, Placido and Regis? This cat knows how to work it and hit up the neighborhood for stories, snuggles, food and music. But most of all, his charm brings together six strangers who otherwise may not have met. Based on the author's beloved pet named Regis, who is equally as friendly and loving, "The Cat with Seven Names" shows his travails. Autumn leaves flourish on [...]

    16. This is an original story told in first person from the POV of seven different characters. The wonderful, loving cat pays visit to six different people who form a special bond with the cat. These people are at a place in their lives when company is much welcomed. In the end, the cat manages to do much more than provide company. He brings a community together. This is a sweet story that will feed your soul with love and warmth, whether you are a cat or dog lover.

    17. This book has many possibilities. It can be used for voice as the language change each time the cat crosses someone new in the neighborhood. It can also be used for community since at the end of the story each separate person meets and befriends others who interacted with the cat. I truly enjoyed this one.

    18. Several stories have been developed on the theme of a roaming pet who appears to be a stray. In this case Tony Johnston offers the seven points-of-view of the "hosts" in their own voices, including language patterns and ethnicities. This roamer proves to be a lovely "cat"-alyst for new human interactions as the building blocks of a better community.

    19. Such a sweetheart of a book. This little, I mean, big cat makes friends with all kinds of people, all on the same street. One of the neighbors says how busy everyone is and no one has time to be friends. Well, along comes this cat and fixes that. Such a good story and the illustrations are wonderful.

    20. This is supposed to be the heartening story of an obese feline that begs food off of six strangers and brings the community closer together because of their shared affection for said cat.Obviously, Johnston is unaware of the ecological impact of the spread of domesticated cats. They are the natural born killers that result in the murder of millions of birds a year.I guess it was okay.

    21. One cat can bring a whole world of people together! That's what happens in this longer story with an uplifting ending. The pictures are great, and the stories are varied (including some Spanish vocabulary).

    22. I love this picture book, I love the story and the illustrations. That a cat has so much love from so many people is a wonderful story to pass on to kids. It's not short enough for me to use as a librarian, but it is a wonderful book to pass on to families for one-on-one reading.

    23. Six different families come closer together through one loveable cat. Readers will enjoy seeing the other family members sprinkled through the pen and ink illustrations. The last illustration reminds us how even though we are all different-we can all come together.

    24. Charming story about a portly feline who brings a little joy to six lonely people and unwittingly brings them all together.

    25. Absolutely adorable! I love the cat, I love all his names, and I love that animals have the ability to bring people together.

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