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Irma and Jerry

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The adventures of a cat and a dog living in New York City's Greenwich Village.
Paperback, 207 pages
Published 1982 by Avon Camelot
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Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you can find a copy of this bittersweet little book, it's well worth it. From the author of Tucker's Countryside and The Cricket in Times Square, "Irma and Jerry" is the story of Jerry, a stuffy suburban cocker spaniel who is uprooted by his professor master's move to New York City.

Jerry meets animal and human friends who expand his horizons and help him feel more at home in his new setting, most importantly Irma, a freespirited cat who refuses to be tamed. The book avoids a simple happy end
Aug 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: The entire world
This is the best book ever written, bar none. Okay, it's a children's book, but it's the most engaging, endearing book I have ever read. I read it at 8, 15, 21, 25, and 30 and love it more and in a new way each time. It is a great intro to Shakespeare for kids, and a wonderful way to to remind your adult self why you learned to love books. I think it's out of print, but you can find it on or - it is entirely worth it.
Sep 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: childrensbooks
Story of a friendship between Jerry, a cocker spaniel, and Irma, a cat.

Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-as-a-kid
I don't know what it was about this book, but I loved it so much. I read it over and over again when I was a kid. Maybe it was because I wanted to believe that dogs & cats could really understand us.
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George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of The Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children's classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on ...more
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