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The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

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Cathy Queen of Cats Summary

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Last Updated January 9, 2023.

Cathy claims to be “the great great grand cousin of the queen of France.” She gossips about her neighbors on Mango Street, telling Esperanza whom to avoid. Cathy has a great many cats of all ages, shapes, and sizes all around her house. She complains that the neighborhood is deteriorating, forgetting that Esperanza and her family have just moved there.

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