The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M.G. Schmidt, David Colmer

The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof

Annie M.G. Schmidt, David Colmer


fiction childrens fantasy lighthearted fast-paced

192 pages | first published 1970

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A charming Dutch classic that withstands the test of time worldwide and will appeal to readers young and old--and dog and cat lovers alike!"A charming, refreshing, and funny treat." --Kirkus Reviews, StarredShy reporter Mr. Tibble is close to los...
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Summary of 252 reviews


lighthearted 90%
funny 72%
adventurous 45%
hopeful 27%
emotional 18%
relaxing 18%
inspiring 9%
reflective 9%


fast 54%
medium 36%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Plot: 42% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 71% | No: 14% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

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