{Free epub} The Underneath Author Kathi Appelt – Intimatenights.co.uk

The Underneath There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the roadA 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 Underneathas long as they stay in the UnderneathKittens, 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


10 thoughts on “The Underneath

  1. Betsy Betsy says:

    I review lots of books Oodles of caboodles of books And a lot of the time my thoughts can basically be boiled down to very simple sentences Me like book Book good or conversely Me no like book Book bad It takes a very special story to knock me out of this frame of mind When you pick up a copy of The Underneath by Kathi Appelt and you read the words, A novel like this only comes around every few decades, on the back cover you re forgiven if you scoff a little Uh huh Suuuuuure it d I review lots of bo


  2. Joe Joe says:

    There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for awhile, and then abandoned on the side of the road.This is the breathtaking opening sentence of The Underneath a sentence that has already been over quoted and will probably lose its luster once it is revealed as The Great Deceptor What follows this ingenious sentence, however, is not nearly as captivating Kathi Appelt s asinine debut novel is inexplicably receiving buzz as a contender for the Newbery Medal Perhaps after There is nothi


  3. Cheri Cheri says:

    4.5 StarsWhenever there is a breeze in the old forest, you might, for a moment, realize that the trees are singing There, on the wind, are the voices of sugarberry and juniper and maple, all telling you about this hound, this true blue hound, tied to a post They have been watching him all these years, listening to his song, and if he knew what the trees were singing, it might be about how he found a friend This hound, Ranger, lives his life attached by a chain to the porch of the house w 4.5 StarsWhenever there


  4. Chris Chris says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A reading journal of Kathi Appelt s The Underneath, as captured in emails to a friend who enjoyed itSubject Progress Report 1Once the accolades for The Underneath started rolling in and I knew I d be reading it, I decided to keep my reading experience as pure as possible and started avoiding anything about it Didn t want too much hype for it to live up to, hadn t read a single plot summary, didn t look at the back of the book or the insid


  5. Monica Edinger Monica Edinger says:

    Wow What a book What a story What an amazing piece of writing.Now I admit it took me a while to read this one While I definitely enjoyed sad animal stories as a child, now, with the occasional exception, I avoid them And so, when I received a gorgeously packaged ARC of Kathi Appelt s The Underneath, I admired it as it is handsomely illustrated by David Small , and then read the flap An abandoned calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained up dog Nope Not fo Wow What a book What a story What an ama


  6. Donalyn Donalyn says:

    I am not a good enough writer to tell you why you must read The Underneath.I read a lot of books and I like most of them, but honestly, there are few that set themselves apart as books both magical and haunting, so well crafted that the prose makes my heart ache with longing to readand .The story is a simple one a calico cat, abandoned in the woods when she is pregnant, discovers the shack of a violent, broken man, known as Gar Face, who is so evil he shot his own dog That dog, Rang I am not a good enough writer to tell you why


  7. Roxanne Hsu Feldman Roxanne Hsu Feldman says:

    I cannot give this a rating since I cannot decide how I feel about it On the one hand, I think the author has succeeded brilliantly in creating a world, a mood, a sense of place, a unique tone, a great bunch of palpable characters, a mesmerizing tale There is this rippling effect, formed with recurrences of phrases, that makes me feel I am in the middle of that mysterious swampy land and that the land itself engulfs me There is the unflinching treatment of cruelty and evil embodied by Gar Fac I cannot give this a rating since I cannot


  8. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I gave this award winning book to my daughter a few years ago when she still found readingof a chore than a joy I thought, here s a warm fuzzy story about a dog and a cat who become friends it s an award winner it must be good she ll love it Well, she didn t make it through the first 20 pages before discarding it I recently picked it up looking for a quick read and couldn t have beensurpised by what I found I hadn t readthan a few chapters before I recognized it as somet I gave this award winning book to my daughter a few years ago when she


  9. Caroline Caroline says:

    I m not really sure how to explain my feelings about this book While I recognize that the writing is compelling and builds a great deal of suspense, I was just annoyed throughout the book I m also not convinced that this will be an attractive book to kids, who are the targeted audience, as far as marketing efforts go And of course, the book has been nominated for the National Book Award and has all sorts of rumblings for the Newbery I can only say I hope it doesn t win the Newbery It would I m not really sure how to explain my feelings about this


  10. Kwoomac Kwoomac says:

    This book had me crying on page one It s a dark story about an abused dog, an abandoned cat, and her kittens who come together to try to forge a life under the porch of a creepy, damaged man who enjoys killing things It s powerful and disturbing and there s an awful lot of death for a children s novel.The story meanders back and forth between 1000 years ago and today It has an interesting rhythm to it as the story builds to its ultimate climax I loved the writing, I loved most of the chara This book had me crying on page one It s a dark story about an


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