The Cat at the Wall


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$16.95  $15.76
Groundwood Books
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5.2 X 7.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner books -- a series that has been published in 25 languages and earned more than $1 million in royalties to benefit Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California's Middle East Book Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She recently received the Ontario Library Association's President's Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Ontario. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.


Finalist for the Red Maple Award
Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
OLA Best Bets (Junior Fiction, Honorable Mention)

"Without editorializing, Ellis's suspenseful and thought-provoking novel offers a touching, humane context for one of the world's most intractable situations." -- New York Times

"Quietly moving, full of surprises and, with Clare's colloquial and spirited voice, highly readable." -- Kirkus Reviews

"There are no black and whites here, only ordinary people caught in the tangle of history, misunderstanding, and fear." -- Booklist

"Ellis's premise is an unusual one, but with it she crafts a thought-provoking and sensitive story about the power of empathy and selflessness." -- Publishers Weekly

"The characters' complexities are slowly revealed, adding layers to the story. Readers are plunged into the narrative, in the same way Clare must face her new feline life." -- School Library Journal

"The ultimate message that every one has a story and that everyone has a chance at redemption is a hopeful one . . . a useful fictional counterpart to Ellis' nonfiction work." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books