Nine Lives of Romeo Crumb: Life One

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In this award-winning book, The Nine Lives of Romeo Crumb: Life One, the secret world of cats is revealed in an epic tale of feline civil war starting with young Romeo, a stray who finds himself battered between two very different worlds. It’s the domestic cats, the Sticks, against the street cats, the Alleys. As battle lines are drawn, warriors train for combat and a hero emerges to inspire a nation. The book also includes many original black and white drawings by artist/illustrator Kurt Hartman, including ten ...
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Overview

In this award-winning book, The Nine Lives of Romeo Crumb: Life One, the secret world of cats is revealed in an epic tale of feline civil war starting with young Romeo, a stray who finds himself battered between two very different worlds. It’s the domestic cats, the Sticks, against the street cats, the Alleys. As battle lines are drawn, warriors train for combat and a hero emerges to inspire a nation. The book also includes many original black and white drawings by artist/illustrator Kurt Hartman, including ten full-page illustrations.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
..fast pacing and building suspense will draw readers into the story...
January 2005
Elayne Blythe
It is an award-winning book for all ages.
Founder/President, Film Advisory Board, Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974322100
  • Publisher: Stratford Road Press, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 311
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Upon entering the shadowy and clandestine world of felines, L. Rifkin made a remarkable discovery, that cats do have nine lives. As a teacher for almost ten years, Rifkin observed the countless books her students read, and it was their natural curiosity about the secret communication between animals that finally inspired her to write The Nine Lives of Romeo Crumb. She created a remarkable nine book series, each book ending in one of Romeo’s deaths until all his nine lives were gone. L. Rifkin currently teaches kindergarten in Los Angeles, California. She and her husband, artist/illustrator Kurt Hartman, share a home with their infant son Henry and four rambunctious cats.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Well laid out-good read

    This book is much like the warriors series by erin hunter. Though not the most engaging, would recommend this book to children to teen/tweens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2007

    cool beans

    I havent read it yet but im hoping to soon because im reading Warriors,Nancy Drew,Hardy boys,and W.I.T.C.H right now all at the same time so yah.If you like cats then you shoude read warriors.Thers fighting,romance,mystery its just awsome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2007

    The Nine Lives Of Romeo: Crumb Book One

    This book was sooo amazing, my eyes were glued to the pages, and at school, when I was board, I knew instantly what to do. Read Romeo Crumb. I was so sad when I had finished, and excited to, and I was unable to wait to get the next book. I would recomend this book 9-14 year olds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2006

    AMAZING!

    This book is outstanding! It begins with Romeo, an Alley cat, born into a small family of Alleys. But Fidel, the gruesome leader of the cats, wants to train Romeo and his siblings in his evil ways, although Romeo's parents do not want him to. However, Fidel threatens to kill them, if they do not bend to his will. In a desperate attempt to save their sons, Romeo's parents give him and his brothers up to the pound, where Romeo is adopted by Dennis Crumb, a lonely boy. While Romeo is on his first stroll out of Dennis' apartment, he meets Queen Elizabeth, a brave yellow cat. Queen Elizabeth leads him to the Factory, an old burnt down building that many house-cats or Sticks go to learn things about the city they live in. But Fidel is still out to get Romeo, and will kill anybody that gets in his way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2006

    IT'S PHENOMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i love this book! it is so good! you should read this! well, it does have a few bad words in it, but still! it is good! oh yeah, watch out for pages 141,201,259, and 307. IT IS SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2006

    FaNtAsTiC

    Possibly one of the best books I have ever read since Todd Strasser. I love the idea yours, and I too would often write stories in such away. . . well short stories and several incomplete ones. Trying to be a fiction writer is one of my all time dreams. So reading Life:One was an all-time joy for me. I honestly could not wait to get home and read it, I even read it between classes. A friend of mine reccomended it to me, although I am a doglover, reading this book was very good and put things into perspective for me. I would appreciate the author's email so I may personally congradulate her on a job well done, and to ask for some advice on writing tips and publishing. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. ^^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2005

    Totally Original

    This is a wonderful, colorful story filled with suspense, action, and friendship. You don't have to be a cat lover to love this book. Waiting for 'Life Two.'

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