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Title
The cat at the wall
Author
Ellis, Deborah
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Publication Date
2015
ISBN
9781554987078
Format
Under Consideration
Grade Level
06
07
08
Abstract
A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat. Or is she? She was once a regular North American girl, but that was before she died and came back to life as a cat. When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don't know what to do with him. It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. As the soldiers begin to panic and disaster seems certain, the cat knows that it is up to her to diffuse the situation.
Subject
Boys - Fiction
Cats - Fiction
Soldiers - Fiction
Israel - Fiction
Palestine - Fiction
Middle East - Fiction