The Underneath Summary
Kathi Appelt

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The Underneath Summary

Promises, regret, love, and loneliness are all facets of the book “The Underneath” by Kathi Appelt. Two kittens and an old hound dog give a centuries old serpent the chance to champion love, a choice she forfeited years prior with her own daughter. The story is filled with the Native American view of interconnectedness between people, animals, and plants.

A pregnant calico cat, abandoned by her family, is drawn to a...

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