From the Eye of the Cat

From the Eye of the Cat

by Dwayne Epstein
     
 

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VOYA
Designed for the reluctant reader and ESL student, this series of five novellas that also includes From the Eye of the Pack by Dwayne Epstein and The Indian Hills Horror by Anne Schraff is grouped as horror. Each book is just under sixty pages, none of them is scary, and for the most part, the books are extremely tame. The uneven writing, which ranges between weak and poor, helps contribute to the overall failure of this series. The Pack is the best of the lot, but it also falls short. A family that has moved to a ranch near a small desert town is in truth a pack of werewolves who feed on the local animals, both wild and domestic. They even have killed some adult humans. The story might have been an exciting excursion into the supernatural, but instead its mundane approach to the subject never gains the reader's interest in the plot or the characters. The premise in each story has promise, but lackluster writing and extremely poor editing doom the stories to mediocrity. Although misspelled words have been overlooked, teachers looking for high-low materials might find these books useful because they are short and have artwork on the covers that would draw the students into the books. Nonetheless better material is out there, and these students deserve the best that can be offered. VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P M (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2002, Take Ten Books/Artesian Press, 56p,
— Leslie Carter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586590710
Publisher:
Artesian Press
Publication date:
06/15/2001
Series:
Horror Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)

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