The Wild Hunt by Jane Yolen

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While a hellish assembly called the Hunt gathers on a rocky heath, two very different boys, who live in the same house nearby and own the same strangely knowing white cat, are destined to become both hunted and hero.

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.
Published January 1, 1995 by NY Harcourt, Brace & Co (1995).. 137 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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and the work could have been a presentation of classic symbols in a sort of visionary hieroglyph that would speak to readers directly, unburdened by a conventional narrative.

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Thoughtful Jerold and the more reckless, appropriately named Gerund are two boys living in similar houses, somehow in parallel universes, in the dead of winter.

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Then everything changes, because the Wild Hunt is on the ride… The story culminates with a confrontation between Goddess and God which decides the balance of light and dark.

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