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It was a big rat. So big, Hunter considered stopping and eating some of it before carrying it the rest of the way back to his den. He approached the colony. Already he could sense several cats nearby. He knew he would have an audience when he arrived. That was fine. That was good. To bring back his catch for all to see only confirmed his status as the best hunter in the colony. A rat was a formidable opponent, especially one this big. But he was Hunter. Only a skilled hunter, a brave hunter, would even attempt to take on a rat. Will Hunter ever be able to trust humans? Hunter knows humans are dangerous to himself and the other cats of his colony. He avoids them, as all wild cats should. So when a neighborhood boy starts showing up in Hunter's junkyard to chase away dogs and bring the colony food, Hunter keeps his distance. But a new condo development puts the whole colony in danger, and Hunter soon realizes the only way to save his family is to put his trust in the boy.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Pub., 2012
Description: 199 p. : 19 cm
ISBN: 9781459801578
Branch Call Number: j Walt *


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Oct 25, 2017

In this parallel novel to Catboy, the story is now told by the cat, not the boy. An amazing tale on its own, it is made more amazing when two sides are exposed. Where in the previous bookTaylor needed the cat’s trust, here the cat debates whether to trust him or not. Hunter, the cat, is more or less happy in the junkyard. He has a family, he has food to hunt and space to roam. His only problem is the king of the colony, who oddly enough is named King. Until the boy comes. Hunter, always distrustful of humans, gives him a wide berth. But he comes around to liking the boy after Taylor saves him from dogs and then an infection. But new things are arousing in the yard. Cars being removed but not replaced. A new wooden fence and posters depicting buildings. The colony is in danger, it is now more than ever when Hunter must decide to trust the boy to him and his family or not. As good a read as Catboy, it isn’t worth it unless you read one book right after the other.
- @KingofTales30 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 01, 2016

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Dec 12, 2013

Canadian Author Eric Walters ‘Hunter’ - Sequel to Catboy was a very entertaining juvenile rated book to read. You do not have to love cats, or animals for that matter, to enjoy this book. If you enjoyed this book, Eric Walters ‘End of Days’ is a must read; however it is recommended for older juvenile or teenage/adult readers. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Oct 08, 2012

wow. no comments yet?
um, short but pretty good book.

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Mar 18, 2013

Hunter: "HOw could i be so wrong about him?"


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