The Amber Cat

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 134 pages
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While two friends convalesce from chicken pox, one boy's mother tells them of a summer, long ago, when she was eleven--just their age--offering a story about a girl named Harriet who would mysteriously come and go at the beach. Who was Harriet? An underlying poignancy adds depth to this winning story with its surprise ending.

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Review: The Amber Cat (Porridge Hall Trilogy #2)

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I liked McKay's writing. The story was a very well-told mystery and I will now be able to recommend this little tale to students! Read full review


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Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of "Binny for Short", which received four starred reviews, and six novels about the Casson family: "Caddy's World "(which received three starred reviews), "Saffy's Angel" (winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book, and a "School Library Journal" Best Book), "Indigo's Star" (an ALA Notable Book and a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book), "Permanent Rose", "Caddy Ever After", and "Forever Rose". She is also the author of "Wishing for Tomorrow", the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Little Princess". Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at

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