Under The Cat's Eye by Gillian Rubinstein
A Tale Of Morph And Mystery

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Jai's arrival at a new boarding school invites him to a mysterious plot. His mere entry into the school caught him between conflicting worlds filled with strange characters. As this fast-paced, gripping story unfolds, Jai must face frightening possibilities he'd rather deny before he can defend himself--and others.

About Gillian Rubinstein

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Illustrator, Ann James was born in Melbourn, Australia in 1952. The first book she illustrated was A Pet for Mrs. Arbuckle by Gwenda Smyth. Since then she has illustrated over forty books including the Penny Pollard series. Her work has won her several awards. Bernice Knows Best by Max Dann and Hannah Plus One by Libby Gleeson, won the CBC Junior Book of the Year Award, and The Midnight Gang, by Margaret Wild, was an Honour Book in the Picture Book of the Year, and won three Children's Choice awards in Australia. In 2002, James won the Dromkeen Medal which is awarded each year to an Australian citizen for work that 'makes a significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature.' Ann has also written and illustrated two picture books, Finding Jack and One Day. She was an Art teacher at Doveton High School and Ringwood High School, 1974-77. The former art teacher and graphic designer formed Books Illustrated, a children's bookshop and gallery, with partner Ann Haddon in 1988. They were the recipients of the Pixie O'Harris Award for Distinguished Service to Australian Children's Literature in 2000. Ann James was also the Ministry of Education's Publication Branch, Victoria, Australia. She has received numerous awards over the years including the CBCA Picture Book award shortlist in 2004, for Shutting the Chooks In.
Published January 1, 1997 by Hodder Headline Australia. 202 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jai, Seal, and Hugo break Drake’s hold over the campus, while returning everyone to their appropriate places (and Jai to his parents).

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In this provocative fantasy set in an insidious boarding school, a few free-spirited children challenge the cruelty (and in this case, necromancy) of the administration.

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Jai Kala doesn't want to be separated from his parents, but the Bureaucracy is challenging their visas and work papers, and is shipping them back to India.

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