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- ISBN: 9781416998587 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for...
|Target Audience Note:||
Grade 4 - Grade 5
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
830L Lexile Level
5.2 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 15511 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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