The Amber Cat by Hilary McKay

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It's December, and Robin, his friend Dan, and Sun Dance are laid low with chickenpox. To keep them amused, Robin's mother entertains them with memories of the summer when she was eleven and Nick and Charley stayed at her house. When they met Harriet, a strange, shabbily dressed girl who seemed full of surprises and magic, but remained a mystery, until Sun Dance solves the riddle with a small amber cat . . .
 

About Hilary McKay

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Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition: The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy's Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book, Permanent Rose, was also shortlisted.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Victor Gollancz. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Gracefully gliding between present and past, McKay adds just the right measure of magic to this resonant follow-up to Dog Friday. As her 11-year-old son, Robin, and his best friend suffer through chic

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McKay adds just the right measure of magic to this resonant follow-up to Dog Friday, said PW in a starred review. Ages 9-12. (July)

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