The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Written by:
Introduction by: Ann M Martin

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142406540
  • 176 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 10 and up


A gorgeous new package for Paula Danziger’s backlist with an introduction from Ann Martin!

Marcy’s life is a mess. Her parents don’t understand her, she feelslike a fat blimp with no friends, and her favorite teacher just got fired. Ms. Finney wasn’t like the other teachers, and she was helping Marcy feel good about being herself. Now that she’s gone, Marcy doesn’t know what to do. She’s always thought things would be better if she could just lose weight, but the loss of Ms. Finney sparks something inside her. She decides to join the fight to bring back her teacher, and in doing so, she discovers that her voice might matter more than she ever realized.

Paula Danziger’s novels are hilarious, genuine, and full of dynamic female characters that have won the hearts of her readers and turned her books into beloved classics. These playful covers full of charming details capture the spirit of Paula’s stories and will brighten up the book­shelves of her fans and a new generation of readers.


“Marcy, an intelligent and enjoyable adolescent, is an appealing heroine.”—School Library Journal

“Ms. Danziger has an attractive style; her prose sparkles with wit and originality.”—Publishers Weekly