The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

Book - 2008
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Only some strange characters and a dangerous class bully seem to take an interest in Travis when he moves to a small town in Newfoundland after his mother's death. But the discovery of a colony of feral cats gives Travis a chance to put aside his own grief and anger to care for them.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2008
ISBN: 9781554551538
1554551536
Branch Call Number: J FIC MacLe 3564
Characteristics: 217 p

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Summerday18
Aug 18, 2014

Well-told story of how a child finds unexpected friends and purpose in helping a neglected colony of feral cats. The experience of being bullied is described in a way that is very accessible. Dealing with unresolved grief is also touched on, in another layer of this rich story.

angiem99 Jan 24, 2012

This was a great book! I read it for a book report. I wish I knew if Travis got Patches in the cage at the end. If only they didn't cut off the end. I also really wish Hud could just stop being so mean. I hate Hud.
But loved the book!

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Katsa
Nov 26, 2011

If a book can make me near tears, well, one of the best books ever.

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UnbreakableValour
Nov 25, 2011

ONE OF THE BEST CAT BOOKS EVER!!!! go cat luvers!

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Feb 08, 2011

really good!love it:)!

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pinkyg6
Oct 29, 2010

i loved this book!it was soooooo good!i cried like 9000 times!

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SamStar
Apr 23, 2010

I loved this book. I love how a boy going through so much- bullying, etc. - still had the guts to save a whole colony of kitties. Awesome!!!

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ayden19990
Apr 23, 2010

i just started this book

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Mr_McCartney
Apr 20, 2010

Check out North A Radio's podcast for this book at: http://web.me.com/patrick.mccartney/North_A_Multimedia/Podcasts/Entries/2010/4/17_Silver_Birch_2010_-_The_Nine_Lives_of_Travis_Keating.html

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zarku
Apr 16, 2010

it was a good book at frist but i dont want to read it eney more
I WANT TO READ ZORGAMAZOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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VeganGreen Jan 12, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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Dana39
Mar 10, 2010

Travis Keating moved to an new school. At the fist few chapters he didn't make any friends. But after a few weeks he made some friends and found some cats that he took care of. It was pretty sweet of what he did for his friends and even the cats. It was a really good book overall!

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Irene99
Aug 11, 2014

"Even though my mum was sick, she liked being alive -- why would cats be any different?" - Travis commenting about the vet's intention to end the cat's life if tested positive for feline leukemia. (Testing is now discouraged by people who practice trap-neuter-return for feral cats.)

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