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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.

  • 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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