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The Underneath

By Kathi Appelt, 1954-


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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9781416950585


Format: Book
Author: Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
Summary: An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
Title: The underneath / by Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by David Small.
Publisher Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008.
Subject: Dogs -- Juvenile fiction Cats -- Juvenile fiction Bayous -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9781416950585 1416950583
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: C Appelt
Oclc: 166386966
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Bib Id: 305591

Format: Book
Author: Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
Summary: An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
Title: The underneath / by Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by David Small.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008.
Description: 313 p. : ill ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Cats -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Bayous -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Small, David, 1945- ill.
LCCN: 2007031969
ISBN: 9781416950585
ISBN: 1416950583
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: C Appelt