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One-Eyed Cat
One-Eyed Cat
Author: Paula Fox
ISBN-13: 9780440227762
ISBN-10: 0440227763
Publication Date: 8/10/1998
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a great read. One I try to get into the hands of the young guys out there as a book that might just be the one that turns him into a reader for life.

Great plot, a bit of a mystery, and a lot of feeling.
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Newbery Honor Book
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A Newbery Honor and ALA Best of the Best book.
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Ned Wallis Knows he's forbidden to touch the rifle in the attic. But he can't resist sneaking it out of the house, just once. Before he realizes it, Ned takes a shot at a dark shadow. When Ned returns home, he's sure he sees a face looking down at him from teh attic window. Who has seen and heard him? Ned's feelings of guilt and fear only get worse when one day, while helping an elderly neighbor, he spots a wild cat with one eye missing. Could this be the thing Ned shot at that night? How can Ned bring himself to reveal his painful secret?
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Ned Wallis knows he's forbidden to touch the rifle in the attic. But he can't resist sneaking it out of the house, just once. Before he realizes it, Ned takes a shot at a dark shadow.
When Ned returns home, he's sure he sees a face looking down at him from the attic window. Who has seen and heard him?
Ned's feelings of guilt and fear only get worse when one day, while helping an elderly neighbor, he spots a wild cat with one eye missing. Could this be the thing Ned shot at the night? How can Ned bring himself to reveal his painful secret?
A Newbery Honor Book
An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
An American Library Association Notable Book for Children
A New Your Times Notable Book of the Year
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A amazing Tail.Get it?
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11 year old Ned gets a Daisy air rifle for a birthday present from his eccentric uncle Hilary. Ned's father, the Reverend Wallis, forbids him to have it and hides the gun away in the attic. One sleepless night Ned sneaks up to the attic and takes the gun outside into the night and it's shadows. He sees something move, a flicker of moonlight, aims and shoots. Instantly he feels regret and goes back to his house, but is there someone watching from the attic window?
This was an interesting and mysterious story. I'm sure there is a lesson in there somewhere, but I felt the ending lacked closure. Still a good read for young and old alike.