A Cat Called Room 8

Finley, Virginia And Mason, Beverly

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966
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Includes illustrations. Room 8 (1947 1968) was a neighborhood cat who wandered into a classroom in 1952 at Elysian Heights Elementary School in Echo Park, California. He lived in the school during the school year and then disappeared for the summer, returning when classes started again. This pattern continued without interruption until the mid-1960s. News cameras would arrive at the school at the beginning of the year waiting for the cat's return; he became famous and would receive up to 100 letters a day addressed to him at the school. Eventually, he was featured in a documentary called Big Cat, Little Cat and a children's book, A Cat Called Room 8. Look magazine ran a three-page Room 8 feature by photographer Richard Hewett in November 1962, titled "Room 8: The School Cat". Leo Kottke wrote an instrumental called "Room 8" that was included in his 1971 album, Mudlark. Room 8 died in August 1968. His obituary in the Los Angeles Times rivaled that of major political figures, running three columns with a photograph. The cat was so famous that his obituary ran in papers as far away as Hartford, Connecticut. The students raised the funds for his gravestone. He is buried at the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas, California. Room 8's paw prints are immortalized in cement on the sidewalk outside the school." Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. signed by both authors and the illustrator, dustjacket has moderate shelfwear, almost very good with a new protective mylar cover. Extremely rare if not ex-lib and this one IS NOT EX LIB. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Cat Called Room 8
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Hard cover
Illustrator: Martin, Valerie
Edition: First edition..

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Virginia Finley & Beverly Mason
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1966)
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Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1966. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Valerie Martin (illustrator). Orange cloth boards very good, faded spine, clean cover, no worn edges or blemishes or marks, inside pages clean and unmarked except for authors inscription,a small pasted illustration of the cat in room 8 with children on the title page, also a newspaper clipping of the cat called room 8 with photo illustrations in the clipping. A really nice book would be a great addition to anyones childrens library. Nice inscription on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 007383

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