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  • The Underneath

    Kathi Appelt, David Small

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Jan. 5, 2010)
    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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  • The Underneath

    Kathi Appelt, David Small

    eBook (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, July 24, 2012)
    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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  • Underneath

    Robbie Dorman

    eBook
    Underneath the ice. Underneath the skin.Mary Jensen, a trained medic, needs a new start and she’s getting one at Research Station Tau, in remote Antarctica. Called in as an emergency replacement, Mary soon finds out Tau’s mission: to find a lost elementary particle, deep down in the ice.Dr. Ian Schuller, the station lead, thinks the particle is the key to humanity’s evolution. As they drill into the ice, complications arise and Mary starts to worry about his sanity. As he pushes harder and harder for results, the group begins to fracture.And then the hallucinations start.Something is in the ice, and it is changing them.Now Mary must survive, and face what’s underneath.
  • The Underneath

    Kathi Appelt, David Small

    Hardcover (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, May 6, 2008)
    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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  • Underneath The Broken Sky

    Frieda Watt

    eBook (Frieda Watt, Nov. 15, 2019)
    A fascinating slice of the Canadian history of the fall of French Quebec to British forces told through the fictional lives of Marie and Pierre Thibault, two star-crossed lovers. Excerpt from the Book:PROLOGUEDEATH WAS COMING. Those in the cramped room could feel the reaper creeping forward as the young soldier’s rattling gasps for air painfully subsided. The Reverend straightened up, pulling the dirty sheet over the cadet’s pocked marked face. He turned to the youth hunched in the corner. The boy had been sitting in the corner of the crumbling hospital since the day before, when he delivered his friend, who now lay dead on the table.“I’m sorry.” The Reverend cleared his throat before moving to the next patient, also not long for this world. “Best tell the General.”The boy’s round face blanched in surprise. As a lowly infantryman, he had never faced the famed commander. He opened his mouth to argue, but one of the officers nearby nudged him with the butt of his musket. “Yes, Sir,” he swallowed.The lad ran through the desolate streets, dodging discarded possessions and crumbling architecture left over from the last British siege of Louisbourg in 1758. Charred, skeletal frames were all that remained of the once proud fortress, the crown jewel of the French Empire in North America. Nothing had survived intact from the six weeks of British bombardment. The French were gone, their lives reduced to ash. The young man gasped as he rounded a corner. The fierce wind raging off the North Atlantic caught in his chest. It was only October, but snow was already sticking to the ground on fallen leaves and patches of thin ice. A knot of men appeared through the collapsing rock of what had once been the city’s walls. They huddled together near the newly dug graves of the previous week. The boy approached through what remained of the city gate feeling cautious. He had never met anyone of importance in his short life. He coughed. The men turned, the merciless wind whipping at their red coattails.A number of the officers looked scandalized to see such a ragged soldier in their midst, and one even opened his mouth to chastise him, but General James Murray stopped him with a piercing gaze.The young cadet took a step closer, stumbling over the uneven ground. General Murray looked at the pathetic figure with resignation. He had been waiting for this message for hours. “Th-there’s been a-a-another four th-this afternoon,” the boy stuttered, staring at the freshly turned earth only a few feet away. He was too terrified to meet the General’s now stern gaze. “That’s two more from yesterday, but not as bad as the day before that. Sir.” He wiped his brow. Despite the freezing temperatures and flecks of snow in the air, he felt warm.Murray nodded and turned back to face the turbulent ocean, ignoring his subordinates, who began to mutter and worry about this new development. For six weeks, he had watched Louisbourg crumble under the barrage of artillery lobbed into the walls and streets of the fortress by the British, including his own battalion. There was nothing left now but broken roads and dilapidated buildings. His troops were slowly freezing to death, and there was no relief in sight. Six months. Six months they were condemned to remain in this collapsing, decaying hell of a ruined city. Governor Delacour had been a fool not to have surrendered earlier. Murray glared at the ocean spray that darkened the new graves. The last time Britain had occupied Louisbourg, over one thousand troops had died during the first winter. History was in danger of repeating itself. Half the garrison already had a cough; the rest were terrified they would be next.The burials were finished, at least for a few hours. “There’s nothing more to be done, Sir,” one of the lieutenant's grunted. The band of men left slowly to deal with the living.
  • The Underneath

    Kathi Appelt, David Small

    Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Jan. 5, 2010)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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.
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  • Underneath

    Robbie Dorman

    Paperback (Robert Dorman, Nov. 25, 2019)
    Underneath the ice. Underneath the skin.Mary Jensen, a trained medic, needs a new start and she's getting one at Research Station Tau, in remote Antarctica. Called in as an emergency replacement, Mary soon finds out Tau's mission: to find a lost elementary particle, deep down in the ice.Dr. Ian Schuller, the station lead, thinks the particle is the key to humanity's evolution. As they drill into the ice, complications arise and Mary starts to worry about his sanity. As he pushes harder and harder for results, the group begins to fracture.And then the hallucinations start.Something is in the ice, and it is changing them.Now Mary must survive, and face what's underneath.
  • The Madness Underneath

    Maureen Johnson

    Paperback (Speak, Dec. 10, 2013)
    The New York Times bestseller!A new threat haunts the streets of London…Rory Deveaux has changed in ways she never could have imagined since moving to London and beginning a new life at boarding school. As if her newfound ability to see ghosts hadn’t complicated her life enough, Rory’s recent brush with the Jack the Ripper copycat has left her with an even more unusual and intense power. Now, a new string of inexplicable deaths is threatening London, and Rory has evidence that they are no coincidence. Something sinister is going on, and it is up to her to convince the city’s secret ghost-policing squad to listen before it’s too late.
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  • The Underneath

    Kathi Appelt, Gabra Zackman

    Audio CD (Simon & Schuster Audio, May 6, 2008)
    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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  • The Underneath

    Kathi Appelt, David Small

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Jan. 5, 2010)
    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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  • The Queen Underneath

    Stacey Filak

    eBook (Page Street Kids, May 8, 2018)
    "A delicious novel full of wonderfully unexpected twists and turns where you can't help but root for plucky thief Gemma and fish-out-of-water prince Tollan. If you love court intrigues, political backstabbings, romance, and heartbreak, then read this book!" - Rin ChupecoIn a city on the brink of war, it isn't a king that the people need to save them—but a thief queen from Under.Yigris is a world divided—where aristocrats in Above rule from grand palaces, and thieves, sex workers, and assassins reign in the shadowy tunnels of Under. When the leaders of Above and Under are both murdered on the same night, the fissure between the two opposite worlds grows and suspicion threatens to break the tenuous peace. Gemma, a former orphan-thief and new queen of Under, and Tollan, heir to the Above throne, must salvage a truce to rescue the city. But they soon discover that the conflict is far bigger than two murders, as the city falls into an enchanted sleep and a cage of deadly brambles slowly ensnares the streets, buildings, and tunnels of both districts. With the fate of Yigris at stake, only Gemma and Tollan have the power to prevent another civil war from tearing their world apart forever.
  • The Queen Underneath

    Stacey Filak

    Hardcover (Page Street Kids, May 8, 2018)
    "A delicious novel full of wonderfully unexpected twists and turns where you can't help but root for plucky thief Gemma and fish-out-of-water prince Tollan. If you love court intrigues, political backstabbings, romance, and heartbreak, then read this book!" - Rin ChupecoIn a city on the brink of war, it isn't a king that the people need to save them―but a thief queen from Under.Yigris is a world divided―where aristocrats in Above rule from grand palaces, and thieves, sex workers, and assassins reign in the shadowy tunnels of Under. When the leaders of Above and Under are both murdered on the same night, the fissure between the two opposite worlds grows and suspicion threatens to break the tenuous peace. Gemma, a former orphan-thief and new queen of Under, and Tollan, heir to the Above throne, must salvage a truce to rescue the city. But they soon discover that the conflict is far bigger than two murders, as the city falls into an enchanted sleep and a cage of deadly brambles slowly ensnares the streets, buildings, and tunnels of both districts. With the fate of Yigris at stake, only Gemma and Tollan have the power to prevent another civil war from tearing their world apart forever.