The Cat at the Wall

The Cat at the Wall

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
When normal American middle-school student Clare dies and comes back as a cat in the middle of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, she wonders if she should even try to do what she can to help since, after all, she is just a cat.

Perseus Publishing
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. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Groundwood Books, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781554984916
Characteristics: 152 pages ; 20 cm


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May 26, 2018

Interesting story about a girl who dies and is reincarnated as a cat and finds herself in

Oct 02, 2016

Such an interesting book just like the Breadwinner. Ms. Ellis teaches everyone a valuable lesson to be remembered.

vpl_childrens Jul 29, 2016

Clare is no ordinary cat. She used to be an American teenager who is reincarnated as a stray cat and living in the midst of a troubled Palestinian city. She sneaks into a house seized by Israeli soldiers and realizes that a frightened young boy has been hiding in the house beneath the floorboards. Will Clare take the risk of helping this boy or slink away to save her own life?


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Jul 20, 2016

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