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One-Eyed Cat

Illustrated by Erika Meltzer

A Single Shot
Ned fired the forbidden rifle just once, at a flickering shadow in the autumn moonlight. But someone -- a face, fleetingly seen staring at him from an attic window -- was watching.
And when a one-eyed cat turns up at an elderly neighbor's woodshed, Ned is caught in a web of guilt, fear, and shame that he cannot escape -- until another moonlit night, come spring, brings redemption and surprising revelations.

Paula Fox (1923–2017) wrote books for children and adults, and her work for children earned her the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Newbery Award, and the National Book Award.

  • ALA Newbery Honor Book
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • ILA Teachers' Choices
  • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • Christopher Award
  • ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
  • Booklist Best Of 80's
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award
  • New York Times Outstanding Children's Books of The Year
  • Bank Street Children's Book Award
  • International Board On Books for Young People Honor

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