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El gato tuerto (One-Eyed Cat)

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Eleven-year-old Ned shoots a forbidden gun just once on a moonlit night and then is haunted by a guilty fear. Was it his shot that wounded the one-eyed cat? "This riveting story is spun with an eloquent simplicity that belies the skill of its telling". ("Booklist", Starred.) A Newbery Honor Book, a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book for Children.

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Overview

Eleven-year-old Ned shoots a forbidden gun just once on a moonlit night and then is haunted by a guilty fear. Was it his shot that wounded the one-eyed cat? "This riveting story is spun with an eloquent simplicity that belies the skill of its telling". ("Booklist", Starred.) A Newbery Honor Book, a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book for Children.

Ned takes the rifle outside to shoot without permission and against the rules, and when he sees a cat with one eye missing, he knows he may be on his way to being caught.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788427931756
  • Publisher: Noguer y Caralt Editores, S. A.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 158
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.77 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Fox
Paula Fox
After surviving a chaotic childhood in the U.S. and Cuba and giving up her own daughter for adoption at age 20, Paula Fox went on to pen award-winning children's books and a series of acclaimed novels. Today, she is enjoying a kind of literary renaissance as her work is hailed by contemporary writers including Jonathan Franzen.

Biography

Paula Fox is the author of one previous memoir, Borrowed Finery, and six novels, including Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, and Poor George. She is also a Newbery Award–winning children's book author. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Author biography courtesy of Henry Holt and Company.

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In our interview, Fox shared some fun facts about herself:

"My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week."

"I like to cook; it is, for me, a happy combination of mindlessness and purpose."

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    1. Hometown:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 22, 1923
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Attended Columbia University

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