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Le Guin, Ursula.
New York : Orchard Books, 1999.
IL 3-6, RL 4.8
ISBN 0531301338
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Imagine for a moment that you had wings. Big, beautiful wings that could fly you as far and a fast as you wanted. Where would you go and what would you do? These are precisely the questions Jane asked herself one day. You see Jane is a cat that was born with wings. Her mother didn't have them and her brother doesn't have them but Jane does. She believes they should be used to help her discover the world. Instead, Jane grows up safe and secure on the farm. Every day is always the same and she is very bored. One day, Jane decides to leave her dull life behind so she says goodbye to her family and heads for the city. It is not long before Jane learns that life there is not what she expected. She is no longer free to roam, but is trapped in a world that treats her like a freak. Her days are spent performing tricks and working in commercials. She can longer feel the wind or smell the city. Jane is trapped in an apartment and although the man treats her well, she is still unhappy. Will Jane ever be free again? How will Jane escape and regain her life of adventure? To find out, read Jane on Her Own by Ursula Le Guin. (Zina L. Watkins,, USC School of Library and Information Science)
SUBJECTS:     Cats -- Fiction.


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