Buying Options

Kindle Price: $5.36

Save $2.63 (33%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Crenshaw by [Katherine Applegate]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Crenshaw Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 4,647 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$5.36

Introducing Kindle Vella. Episodic stories that keep you coming back for more. pantry

Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–6—In her first novel since the Newbery-winning The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins, 2012), Applegate tells the story of a 10-year-old boy whose imaginary friend helps him cope with a family crisis. Jackson, his parents, and his five-year-old sister once again are staring down the barrel of an impending eviction notice. What frustrates Jackson isn't just the lack of money: it's his artistically minded parents' tendency to gloss over their woes with humor and cheer rather than acknowledging the reality of their situation. It's understandably a shock to Jackson when an old friend reappears: Crenshaw, a seven-foot-tall talking cat, who first came into his life several years ago when the boy and his family were living out of their car shortly after his father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Skeptical Jackson tries to dismiss Crenshaw as a figment of his imagination, but the cat's words of wisdom start to resonate with him. Employing sparse but elegant prose, Applegate has crafted an authentic protagonist whose self-possession and maturity conceal relatable vulnerability and fears. While sardonic Crenshaw may not be the warm and cuddly imaginary friend readers are expecting, he's the companion that Jackson truly needs as he begins to realize that he doesn't need to carry the weight of the world upon his shoulders. Though the ending wraps up a shade too neatly, overall, children will appreciate this heartbreaking novel. VERDICT A compelling and unflinchingly honest treatment of a difficult topic.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal --This text refers to the digital edition.

Review

“This accessible and moving novel demonstrates how the creative resilience of a child's mind can soften difficult situations, while exploring the intersection of imagination and truth.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The tone is warm and, occasionally, quirkily funny, but it doesn't sugarcoat the effects of hunger and vulnerability. This novel adds a middle-grade perspective to the literature of imaginary friends and paints a convincing and compassionate portrait of a social class―the working poor―underrepresented in children's books.” ―The Horn Book, starred review

--This text refers to the digital edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00V36OCVI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Feiwel & Friends (September 22, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 22, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4469 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 257 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 4,647 ratings

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
4,647 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2020
Verified Purchase
168 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
176 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017
Verified Purchase
105 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2020
Verified Purchase
23 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Both the Macs
5.0 out of 5 stars Just scrolling through when I saw the cover and HAD ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2018
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2019
Verified Purchase
Cadame
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Sandra Douglass
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 3, 2021
Verified Purchase
E. J. Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and charming
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 27, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse