Appelt, K. (2008). The underneath. NY: Simon and Schuster.
The Underneath is a sad story of betrayed animals. A pregnant calico and a chained up dog (who lives under a porch-the underneath), team up to stay safe and from their owner who will use them as alligator bait.
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