The Wildcat Behind Glass (Hardcover)

The Wildcat Behind Glass By Alki Zei, Karen Emmerich (Translator) Cover Image
By Alki Zei, Karen Emmerich (Translator)
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Melia is spellbound by the stuffed wildcat in her family's living room--her cousin swears that it comes to life and roams the streets at night. When she finds a signed note from the animal with secret instructions, a thrilling and dangerous adventure begins.

For Melia and her sister Myrto, summer means a break from Grandfather's history lessons and weeks of running free at the seaside with their ragtag group of friends. Best of all, cousin Nikos will visit and tell his fabulous stories about the taxidermied wildcat, which opens its blue glass eye when it wants to do good deeds and its black one when it makes trouble. The black eye must be open lately because all the adults have been acting strangely, arguing about politics and fearful of the police. Soon even the children are divided--who can Melia trust? And can the wildcat help keep her family safe?

Set in Greece during the 1930s, when the nation was torn apart by fascism, The Wildcat Behind Glass is an unforgettable tale of family, humanity, and what it means to be free. From its 1963 release to the dozens of international editions and honors that followed including a Mildred L. Batchelder Award, the novel has enchanted generations of young readers. Now, a fresh English translation--the first in over 50 years--breathes new life into the timeless story.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781632063649
ISBN-10: 1632063646
Publisher: Yonder
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English