What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Book Creators

Upcoming Events

  • None

Recent Blog Posts

These are the most recent 10 blog posts about The Underneath in JacketFlap's Children's Publishing Blog Reader

Loading...

Book Awards

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller

Editorial Reviews

Editions

JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

The Underneath

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 66 Ratings and 66 Reviews

Book Description

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.

A 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. Th... More

Book Information
PublisherAtheneum Books For Young Readers
BindingHardcover (10 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages320
ISBN-10B0027VT0EC
Publication Date05/06/2008
Read the First Chapter of The Underneath for Free
The Creators
About Kathi Appelt (Author) : Kathi Appelt is a published author and an illustrator of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Kathi Appelt include Kissing Tennessee and Other Stories from the Stardust Dance, My Father... more
View Kathi Appelt's profile

About David Small (Illustrator) : David Small is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of David Small include The Money Tree, That Book Woman, So You Want to be President?, ... more
View David Small's profile
Videos
You must be a member of JacketFlap to add a video to this page. Please Log In or Register.


- created at http://animoto.com
Reader Comments
12/22/2009 Jonelle H tagged as: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Jonelle       

10/8/2009 Terri Dunham said: Wonderful! I love the use of Native American legends.
tags: I read

Add your reply to Terri       

6/30/2009 Rachael Stodard

Add your reply to Rachael       

6/29/2009 Sheila Welch said:
Based on descriptions, I thought I would love this book. I am glad that so many people are impressed, but it is not quite what I expected. I think, maybe the way it is told would work as a good read aloud because the way the author uses language reminds me of the voice of an oral storyteller. With a... more

tags: I read

Add your reply to Sheila       

5/12/2009 Debbie Williamson said: Fun, different, I bought my grandaughter a copy the minute I finished it.....
tags: I recommend

Add your reply to Debbie       

4/6/2009 Kathleen Duble tagged as: I'm reading

Add your reply to Kathleen       

2/6/2009 Julie Bowe said: I read.

Add your reply to Julie       

1/13/2009 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I'm reading

Add your reply to Tracy       

12/23/2008 Ali B said: 5009417
tags: legends, juvenile, animal story

Add your reply to Ali       

11/25/2008 Jack O'Rourke said:
It was such a pleasure to read "The Underneath," by Kathi Appelt. It would be hard to suggest which age group it might best appeal to, perhaps middle grade, but high school, or younger child, or adult, would find lots of appeal, too. For background structure, it recalls ancient tales of mermaids, an... more

tags: middle grade & up, east Texas, myth

Add your reply to Jack       

11/15/2008 Yat-Yee Chong tagged as: I'm reading

Add your reply to Yat-Yee       

10/7/2008 Samantha Tai tagged as: I'm reading

Add your reply to Samantha       

8/29/2008 Carmela Martino said: Beautifully written, though the violence is difficult to take
tags: I read

Add your reply to Carmela       

Log In or Register to leave a comment about this book.

Amazon US Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.com for this book
Amazon UK Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.co.uk for this book
Barnes & Noble Reviews
Write a review on Barnes & Noble for this book
Goodreads Reviews
Write a review on Goodreads for this book