The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

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Random House Children's Books, May 1, 1974 - Schools - 160 pages
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Marcy's life is a mess. Her parents don't understand her, she feels like a fat blimp with no friends, and her favorite teacher just got fired. Ms. Finney wasn't like the other teachers, and she was helping Marcy feel good about being herself. Now that she's gone, Marcy doesn't know what to do. She's always thought things would be better if she could just lose weight, but the loss of Ms. Finney sparks something inside her. She decides to join the fight to bring back her teacher, and in doing so, she discovers that her voice might matter more than she ever realized. With issues that still resonate strongly today and a character millions of teens have connected with, we are thrilled to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Cat Ate My Gymsuit.

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Review: The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (Marcy Lewis #1)

User Review  - Hannah Yang - Goodreads

A girl named Marcy Lewis is the protagonist of this book. She is always negative about things and herself. Her only friend Nancy tries to help her out, but no use. One day, someone absolutely changes ... Read full review

Review: The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (Marcy Lewis #1)

User Review  - Brandi Anderson - Goodreads

Marcy Lewis is a young student. At first she's shy, hates the way she looks, and refers to herself as the blimp. Everyday she goes to school and she skips gym class and is scared of showing too much ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1974)

Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking.

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