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The Underneath
Hardcover - English

Abandoned and about to have kittens, a calico cat is befriended by a hound dog who urges her to raise her kittens underneath the porch of his owner's house, where they will be safe--as long as they stay in the Underneath. This harrowing yet sweet story is a tale about the power of love and hate. Illustrations. ...
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 everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love -- and its opposite, hate -- the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
1416950583
EAN
9781416950585
Publication Date
06/05/2008
Pages
320
Dimension
20.57cm x 15.24cm x 3.30cm
Age Group
9 to 12
Grades
4th Grade to 7th Grade
Lexile Level
830
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About Author

Appelt, Kathi
KATHI APPELT is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including Bubba and Beau, Best Friends, illustrated by Arthur Howard; Oh My Baby, Little One, illustrated by Jane Dyer, a Parents' Choice Recommended Book; and Merry Christmas, Merry Crow, illustrated by Jon Goodell. She lives with her family in College Station, Texas. www.kathiappelt.com


Small, David
David Small is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of "So You Want to Be President?" by Judith St. George. He received a Caldecott Honor medal for "The Gardener" by Sarah Stewart. He has also illustrated many other beloved picture books, which include "The Library" and "The Journey, " both by Sarah Stewart, and "Imogene s Antlers, " which he also wrote. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Sarah Stewart.

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