Special Sub-Topic: 'Forest' - Sonya Hartnett
|What is the name of the main character?|
Kian. Kian is taken from his home by a man, put in a car, and dumped in the forest.
|What are the names of the two aggressive male cats that the three main characters come across at the beginning of the book?|
Whit and Loke. Whit and Loke come out of nowhere and start calling each other names and fighting.
|What is the name of the cat who killed the possum, has caramel coloured whiskers, and a banded copper and coal coat?|
Marlo. Marlo takes Kian, Cally and Jem to the clowder after they witness the battle with Whit and Loke.
|Who are the two kittens that are dumped in the forest with Kian?|
Cally and Jem & Jem and Cally &Jem Cally &Cally Jem. Jem and Cally are brother and sister. They follow Kian around everywhere.
|What is the quote written on one of the first pages of the book?|
Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, Offer no angles to the wind. "Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, Offer no angles to the wind" is a quote by A.S.J. Tessimond. On the BACK of the book is written: "The forest is earth and leaves, sun and shade, feather and blood and bone. It is the old way, the true way, the wild way to live. But, for Kian, wilderness is not home".
|Shyler gets stuck in a trap which Kian saves him from. What do the cats call the trap?|
A steely cobweb. Shyler's tail gets trapped under the cage door when it closes. Kian opens the door by pushing the metal bar up through the loop.
|What colour are Kian's eyes?|
Lime-green. "The pupils of Kian's eyes, in the spreading light, had contracted to expose the lime-green of each iris". This is the part in the book when Shyler is trapped in a steely cobweb.
|What is the name of Kian's owner?|
Ellen. Kian suspects that Ellen, his owner, has stopped breathing (died).
|Who falls into the creek when Kian, Cally and Jem meet the clowder?|
Cally. She drags herself out of the creek onto a tree trunk, terrified. Tey licks the worst of the water from Cally's eyes, before angrily telling Kian that it's not safe for cubs to drink at the creek.
|Why is Kian called 'shiny'?|
Because he has white fur. Kian has black and white fur. His white fur shines/glows in the night, which makes it easy to see him coming.
|Which cat does Shyler tease about being scared of a dog?|
Janshar. Shyler teases Janshar about it and they have an argument, until Kian yells out "There's no dog at my house!".
|Marlo told himself that if the ___________ still moved, he would follow the disappeared cats. What is the missing word?|
Centipede. The centipede does continue to move, so Marlo follows the cats.
|What is the main reason that Kian wants to go home?|
To get back to his territory. That is Kian's main interest. But he doesn't want to tell Cally and Jem that he thinks Ellen has passed away because he thinks that it will totally distress them and they won't want to continue.
|What do the clowder cats call a cat who isn't a tom?|
Not-tom. Kian and Jem are both not-toms.
|Which tree does Kian spend his final moments under before he dies?|
Peppercorn. Kian dies under a peppercorn tree after he is shot by a man with a gun. This is the saddest part in the whole book!
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