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The Underneath

Audiobook
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.

An abandoned calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the achingly lonely howl of a chained up, abused hound dog deep in 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 Sabine and Puck there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use her or her kittens 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. In the tradition of 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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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780743594509
  • File size: 184435 KB
  • Release date: May 6, 2008
  • Duration: 06:24:14

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780743594509
  • File size: 184456 KB
  • Release date: May 6, 2008
  • Duration: 06:24:12
  • Number of parts: 5

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.2
Lexile® Measure:830
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:4-5

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.

An abandoned calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the achingly lonely howl of a chained up, abused hound dog deep in 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 Sabine and Puck there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use her or her kittens 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. In the tradition of 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.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780743594509
    File size: 184435 KB
    Release date: May 6, 2008
    Duration: 06:24:14

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780743594509
    File size: 184456 KB
    Release date: May 6, 2008
    Duration: 06:24:12
    Number of parts: 5

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.2
    Lexile® Measure: 830
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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