Twenty essays by such voices as Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Pam Houston, and Rick Bass, explore the natural history, encounters with humans, and controversial future of the mountain lion
An unlikely friendship.An incredible secret.An adventure of a lifetime . . .Nolan leaves school one day to discover that his mum has dyed her hair bright green, sold everything they own, and they're going on a road trip . . .On the way he meets Feather, the adopted daughter of a famous rock star. This mismatched pair appear to have nothing in common, until they discover an escaped wild cat, a serval, that needs their protection. Together they vow to keep it a secret. But someone else wants the serval too. Someone who will stop at nothing to get their hands on it . . .
For generations residents from coast to coast have reported encounters with large, black, long-tailed cats. These are animals that are not supposed to exist; animals that are not recognized by science. Yet anomalous tracks continue to appear, pets and farm animals continue to disappear, and sightings continue to be reported.
In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time. Praise for In The Shadow of Blackbirds STARRED REVIEW "Winters’s masterful debut novel is an impressively researched marriage of the tragedies of wartime, the 1918 flu epidemic, the contemporaneous Spiritualism craze, and a chilling love story and mystery." —Publishers Weekly, starred review STARRED REVIEW "More than anything, this is a story of the breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and welcoming teen voice." —Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW "Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and romance. Excellent pacing and deliciously creepy descriptions…” —School Library Journal, starred review "This engrossing combination of historical fiction, ghost story, psychological thriller, and straight-up whodunit moves between genres with stunning ease, maximizing the tropes of each to satisfying effect." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Winters strikes just the right balance between history and ghost story, neatly capturing the tenor of the times, as growing scientific inquiry collided with heightened spiritualist curiosity." —Kirkus Reviews "Mary Shelley is a likable, sympathetic heroine, and through her story, teen readers will get a glimpse of a fascinating time period, made all the more real by the haunting historic photographs that pepper the novel, from soldiers in trenches to policemen in gauze masks. Part romance, part mystery and part ghost story, In the Shadow of Blackbirds makes palpable a terrifying time that brought the horror of death into the homes of millions." —Bookpage "One of the creepiest (in a good way) covers of the season! What's inside, historical Y.A. set at the time of the Spanish influenza, is equally haunting." —The Atlantic Wire “Cat Winter’s debut novel is creepy good.” —The Boston Globe "Romance fans will love Stephen’s ghostly visits to Mary Shelley, confirming that their romance is as steamy as ever. Mystery lovers will enjoy the satisfactory resolution of the puzzle. Recommend this title to fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners." —VOYA "In this book, the passion of first love and the paranoia of the times are realistically and movingly rendered." —The Oregonian "Beautifully written and absolutely riveting. I enjoyed everything about this book." —The Statesman Journal Award William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist 2014 School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
The story of To-va, a boy of the Kohasic Tribe of Kahuilla Indians of California, and his coyote dog, Mee-wah as they search for the Shadow Cat, a mountain lion.
The arrival of a new sibling into the family is not always welcomed# Edith feels disheartened and lonely after the arrival of a baby brother. She feels she just can't do anything right. Then, one day, Shadowcat arrives and everything changes. This is an uplifting story about a girl who learns to dance and dream. But most of all it is a story about the secret of inner resilience. A perfect gift for children with a new sibling in the family. Features beautiful oil-painted illustrations by fine artist Anne Ryan. A perfect addition to any kindergarten or early years centre. Could be used to discuss feelings of dreams, imagination, isolation, depression, sadness, love, happiness and joy. Julia Louise is a Melbourne-based teacher. This is her first book. Anne Ryan is a Melbourne-based art teacher and fine arts practitioner.
Originally published in 2008, ShadowCat offers a vivid collection of poetry and verse that comments on contemporary culture as well as reflects on the tragedies and triumphs of people, places, and events during the past fifty years.
Have you ever wondered how 'shape-shifters' first came about? Not satisfied with the standardized 'curse' of their creation? Me, neither! Join Tiege and Shaz, A Kenjani Warrior and his Shadow Cat 'Hiatu', as they travel to a new world and learn their fate as the progenitors of a newer, stronger and fiercer warrior. When they mate with a Tekanu female, Trina, they begin to fulfill their destiny as the fathers of a race destined to have three shapes: Human, Animal and Warrior Beast. Beware: This book contains graphic sexual content, voyeurism, sex between an alien half-cat/human and her mates; a shadow cat and a human male.
When Isabelle Renard moves to the Loire Valley to restore a five hundred-year-old fresco, she doesn't expect to fall in love with Jules Valdrome, a handsome and enigmatic Frenchman who turns out to be a shape-shifting werecat. She is bitten by a renegade, vampire werecat and soon learns that the secret of breaking the curse is hidden within the mysterious symbols of a fourteenth-century fresco.
Zach Lopez has an identity crisis. Zach's friend has an evil double, and it's impossible for Zach to know who he can trust. Zach has lived in Devils' Pass long enough to know that the mysterious shapeshifters can only be monsters from the otherworld below the town. Worse, he discovers that there may be a larger evil coordinating the attacks from the Otherside. Zach and his friends need to keep the shapeshifters from taking over Devils' Pass-and enslaving all of humanity.
A sweeping, original digital story by the acclaimed Rae Carson, set in the world of her epic The Girl of Fire and Thorns—a debut novel Tamora Pierce described as "engrossing." Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. And it was not Alodia. Alodia is the crown princess of the realm. The sister who knows how to rule, the one who is constantly reminded that she has not been marked for a grand destiny. But Alodia has plans, and she will be the greatest queen her people have ever known. So she travels—with her hopeless, naive, chosen sister—to a distant part of their land, to begin to secure her supporters. This region needs its princesses, for it is plagued with a curse; the crops don't grow, spring doesn't arrive, and a fierce jaguar stalks in the shadows, leaving behind only empty homes splashed with blood. If Alodia can save them, no one will be able to deny her strength and her sovereignty. But what she discovers could change the fate of her kingdom, if not the entire world. And it will most certainly change her opinion of her younger sister. The Shadow Cats is a prequel to the riveting Fire and Thorns trilogy: Book One, The Girl of Fire and Thorns; Book Two, The Crown of Embers; and Book Three, The Bitter Kingdom.
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In this Sunny and Shadow mystery from New York Times bestselling author Claire Donally, it's best to let sleeping cats lie… Kittery Harbor, Maine, may not be a hotbed of criminal activity, but Sunny Coolidge and her feline companion, Shadow, have a knack for nosing out trouble. While Shadow copes with a sore paw and an irritating puppy invading his turf, Sunny gets mixed up in a financial dispute between rival vets and ex-spouses Jane and Martin Rigsdale. Sunny agrees to help Jane confront Martin about his moneygrubbing ways, only to find herself caught at the scene of a crime: Martin has been murdered. Though Jane is pegged as the lead suspect in the investigation, Martin, with his greedy ways and his catting around, did not have a shortage of enemies. Did a scorned lover or cheated creditor put Martin down for good? It’s time for Sunny and Shadow to team up again, sniff out a killer, and clear Jane’s name before someone decides to put them to sleep, too. From the Paperback edition.
Haunted by visions, a teenage girl sees a window into what’s to come When Sarah’s cat, Shadow, is put to sleep, she feels the world crumbling around her. Shadow was her closest companion, and now, just like that, she’s gone. Sarah’s brother Patrick, in an effort to console her, digs a grave behind the house and holds a funeral. Every afternoon, Sarah sits beside the mound of earth, missing her cat so much that sometimes she feels like Shadow is curled up next to her. She’s more right than she knows. When Sarah’s big brother, Brian, comes home to visit, he and Patrick butt heads fiercely. As her family is thrown into chaos, Sarah begins seeing Shadow in visions—dreams that show a dark future for her family, which only Sarah can change. Her cat may be gone, but she will always be by Sarah’s side.
It started out like every other day for the cat with no name that is until Samantha's kitty cat went missing. Samantha, her mother, and Samantha's best friend Ralph set out to search for the missing cat. They made of flyers and looked everywhere in the neighborhood. Finally they learn that the kitty had been chased up a tree by a dog and fell out, only to be taken to a local animal hospital. The doctor told Samantha that her cat might never walk again! Over time, the kitty cat recovered and Samantha and Ralph were very grateful and sang out a song of praise and thanks to God.
Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, set out to catch a conniving killer in the next Bad Luck Cat mystery from the author of The Black Cat Knocks on Wood and Black Cat Crossing... The town of Lavender, Texas is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the annual Pumpkin Days Festival. On the eve of opening day, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelgänger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats. Sabrina learns that her new twin Tia has an enemy: bad-tempered jewelry vendor Calvin Fisher. When Fisher is found slumped over dead in his pickup, Tia tops the suspect list. With the help of her feline sidekick, Sabrina must clear her new look-alike friend before she finds herself in a deadly case of double jeopardy.
The author, an environmental editor and writer, as well as an animal rescuer, shares the experiences of the people, such as animal control officers and kind neighbors, whose lives have been powerfully affected by the plight of New York's homeless felines, who are also known as "shadow cats." Original.
When the nature writer Richard Mahler discovers that wild jaguars are prowling a remote corner of his home state of New Mexico, he embarks on a determined quest to see in the flesh a big, beautiful cat that is the stuff of legend--yet verifiably real. Mahler's passion sets in motion a years-long adventure through trackless deserts, steamy jungles, and malarial swamps, as well as a confounding immersion in centuries-old debates over how we should properly regard these powerful predators: as varmints or as icons, trophies or gods? He is drawn from border badlands south to Panama's rain forest along a route where the fate of nearly all wildlife now rests in human hands. Mahler's odyssey introduces him to unrepentant poachers, pragmatic ranchers, midnight drug-runners, ardent conservationists, trance-induced shamans, hopeful biologists, stodgy bureaucrats, academic philosophers, macho hunters, and gentle Maya Indians. Along the way, he is forced to reconsider the true meaning of his search--and the enduring symbolism of the jaguar.
“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe
When Neil Garrett opens a new seafood shop in Kittery Harbor, Maine, Sunny's cat Shadow is on the hunt for tasty treats until Sunny discovers a mysterious man lies murdered in his freezer. Her boyfriend, Chief Investigator Will Price, nets Neil as the prime suspect, but Sunny feels differently and sets out to find the real culprit and get Neil off the hook.