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by Bev Cooke


She lives in fear—of the two-legs, of the noisy, massive trains that scream in and out of the station, of cats and rats and dogs and the dark of the tunnels. She lives in the subway, where the hard shoes kick her ribs, where shrill voices beat her ears, where she subsists on the garbage of the humans. But the little cat walks alone. Until she meets Candlewax, a street kid exiled from the subway tunnels, and Katherine, a student photographer who loves her on sight. From these two she learns that trust can banish fear and love provides a home wherever you are.

Feral epub download

ISBN13: 978-1551437477

ISBN: 1551437473

Author: Bev Cooke

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life

Language: English

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (April 1, 2008)

Pages: 197 pages

ePUB size: 1482 kb

FB2 size: 1243 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 877

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Jan
FERAL by Bev Cooke is about life below the streets. Subway platforms and hidden tunnels where the trains roar is the setting for this story of survival.

Little Cat was born in the subway and through sheer wit has somehow survived. Much of the story is seen through the eyes of this little survivor. She waits patiently in her safe hidey-hole watching the action around her. She knows when the crowds come and when it is safe to venture out. At certain times of the day there are precious castoffs that dull her hunger pangs when she doesn't have enough energy to hunt for mice. Her one friend, Candlewax, treats her kindly and sometimes shares what little he has. Life is hard, but she has learned to cope.

Katherine, a subway regular, sees Little Cat and is immediately taken with her. Fascinated with the cat's ability to live in the hostile environment, Katherine wishes she could be Little Cat's rescuer. Disappointed when her mother says no to bringing home the stray, Katherine comes up with the idea of using the cat as the focus of a school photography project. She visits every day, bringing healthy food, hoping to change her mother's mind by providing nutrition and future vet care for Little Cat. She herself lives in the dark shadow of poverty and gangs, but she finds a place in her heart for the tough little kitten.

In a parallel struggle, readers follow the life of Candlewax. He is a runaway foster kid who survives by sneaking into a nearby church to sleep and stealing candles that he later sells in the subway. Jorge, his buddy and protector, died and Candlewax is left to fend for himself. A gang leader named Big would like to use Candlewax's knowledge of the hidden tunnels to further his drug trade and battle a rival gang. Candlewax knows that becoming involved in the gang lifestyle will only lead to trouble or worse.

Bev Cooke presents a way of life most readers have only heard about through documentary programs dealing with the plight of the urban homeless. Life is rough and unforgiving at best. The two viewpoints presented here reveal the harsh truth of a world given little attention by most.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
Jan
FERAL by Bev Cooke is about life below the streets. Subway platforms and hidden tunnels where the trains roar is the setting for this story of survival.

Little Cat was born in the subway and through sheer wit has somehow survived. Much of the story is seen through the eyes of this little survivor. She waits patiently in her safe hidey-hole watching the action around her. She knows when the crowds come and when it is safe to venture out. At certain times of the day there are precious castoffs that dull her hunger pangs when she doesn't have enough energy to hunt for mice. Her one friend, Candlewax, treats her kindly and sometimes shares what little he has. Life is hard, but she has learned to cope.

Katherine, a subway regular, sees Little Cat and is immediately taken with her. Fascinated with the cat's ability to live in the hostile environment, Katherine wishes she could be Little Cat's rescuer. Disappointed when her mother says no to bringing home the stray, Katherine comes up with the idea of using the cat as the focus of a school photography project. She visits every day, bringing healthy food, hoping to change her mother's mind by providing nutrition and future vet care for Little Cat. She herself lives in the dark shadow of poverty and gangs, but she finds a place in her heart for the tough little kitten.

In a parallel struggle, readers follow the life of Candlewax. He is a runaway foster kid who survives by sneaking into a nearby church to sleep and stealing candles that he later sells in the subway. Jorge, his buddy and protector, died and Candlewax is left to fend for himself. A gang leader named Big would like to use Candlewax's knowledge of the hidden tunnels to further his drug trade and battle a rival gang. Candlewax knows that becoming involved in the gang lifestyle will only lead to trouble or worse.

Bev Cooke presents a way of life most readers have only heard about through documentary programs dealing with the plight of the urban homeless. Life is rough and unforgiving at best. The two viewpoints presented here reveal the harsh truth of a world given little attention by most.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
ME
I read this last year in my sophomore English class, all be it I only took the lowest level English required, so all we did was easy stuff. But my point is that I found this very fun to read, and also quite sad. Over all enjoyable.
ME
I read this last year in my sophomore English class, all be it I only took the lowest level English required, so all we did was easy stuff. But my point is that I found this very fun to read, and also quite sad. Over all enjoyable.
Bradeya
It is an interesting story, teaching readers what skills cats have have. It also makes you wonder what goes through your own cats mind.
Bradeya
It is an interesting story, teaching readers what skills cats have have. It also makes you wonder what goes through your own cats mind.