Cat in the Mirror

This is the story of two girls Erin and Irun One lives now in New York City, and one belongs in ancient Egypt 3,000 years ago One is fascinated by things of the past, and the other haunted by a voice from the future.For Erin, the now she lives in is not all she d like it to be There are problems around her and problems within her that she cannot always understand ShThis is the story of two girls Erin and Irun One lives now in New York City, and one belongs in ancient Egypt 3,000 years ago One is fascinated by things of the past, and the other haunted by a voice from the future.For Erin, the now she lives in is not all she d like it to be There are problems around her and problems within her that she cannot always understand She is a loner until a young Egyptian boy, Seti, transfers to her school and befriends her And in her own time, Irun has much the same feelings of discontent, and another Seti tries to understand.But there are other things that bind the girls the same appearance, their relationships to their parents, and a cat called Ta she Perhaps the two girls are in some way the same person after all.Mary Stolz s haunting novel delves into the feelings of two young women, joined and yet separated by time and place, and into their relationships with thouse around them.
Cat in the Mirror This is the story of two girls Erin and Irun One lives now in New York City and one belongs in ancient Egypt years ago One is fascinated by things of the past and the other haunted by a voice

  • Title: Cat in the Mirror
  • Author: Mary Stolz
  • ISBN: 9780440911234
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Cat in the Mirror”

    1. I read this book as a kid and remembered enjoying it so much that I sought it out again 25 years later. It is certainly an interesting read and a good tale for kids who are struggling to find their place in the world. The main subjects of the story--cats and the wonders of life in ancient Egypt--have always enthralled me. Rereading this book as an adult, those two subjects provided the main draw for me to read through to the end (as well as the story's manageable length). Over many years of read [...]

    2. I was briefly obsessed with this book. A young girl, constantly fighting with her mother, hits her head and is transported back to ancient Egypt. The book gives fascinating insights into the life of a child of privilege 3,000 years ago, and I could not get enough of it! I believe it's out of print now, but if you can find a copy, hang on to it, especially if you are interested in Egypt.

    3. I read this many, many, many years ago, probably when I still fitted its intended audience in the children's section of the library.I had completely forgotten about it until I saw it mentioned on a blog and thought it would be nice to read again. I checked my local library, expecting it to be long gone from the catalogue, but it turned out that they had a copy in the stacks.It's from a different library to the one where I lived as a child, so it isn't the same book, but it's definitely the same [...]

    4. A nice story for the 10 to 14 or so year old. Erin is a present day (well, 1975, when the book was written) girl with a mother who is at best neglectful, and a father who is more concerned with keeping his wife happy and his business going than with his daughter. Fortunately she DOES have a caring housekeeper, who seems to be the only person who loves her. She's also a loner at school--ALL the schools she's attended, and with her father's job, she's moved a lot. Then, one day a new boy comes to [...]

    5. I had this book as a child, but couldn't get into it, even though I loved cats and Egypt. I finally read it recently, and though I was confused by some of the choices and thought it wasn't handled in an ideal way, I'm sure it would be an enjoyable time/historic place-visiting book for young readers. My main problem with it is that it could have been done so much better, and there simply isn't enough of the present-day or the past to make it feel like it's a whole that follows through. Still, an [...]

    6. I so wanted to enjoy this book more, the premise intrigued me. It likely will appeal to a tween and would be a good read for learning a bit about ancient Egyptian life. However, I felt the beginning spent to long in the "poor me, my life sucks" aspect for the main character. Once the setting shifts from modern to ancient you still get a "poor me, my life sucks" character. However, the ancient Egyptian details of life carry the story along as you learn how they lived a little.

    7. Erin lives in modern NYC, attends a wealth private school, and is studying ancient Egypt when she accidentally hits her head in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is transported back in time, becoming Irun. Too childish for me, but I liked the cat, Ta-She.

    8. This is one of my all-time favorites from my younger years. My budding fascination with ancient Egypt turned into a full blown love affair after reading this book about two girls separated by 3,000 years.

    9. The idea of the book was interesting. The main character was a ninny who was impossible to like because of how much she whined. That pretty much ruined the book for me.

    10. I wish I'd read this book in middle school. I was Erin, right down to the panic/anxiety attacks, which I told no one about because I didn't know that's what they were.

    11. I read this when I was in 7th grade or so and it stuck with me. Great story and well done from what I remember.

    12. I just ordered this from alibris because I remember it so clearly I liked finding out what ancient Egypt was like first hand.

    13. i read this in the sixth grade and still read it every other year or so. egypt, a girl her classmates call 'blowfish' gandy, and a dearly loved kitten? i can't resist!

    14. I remember reading this in 7th grade and it justhit my heart and I started crying, and thinking that life is simplyg.

    15. it's always a pleasure reading anonymous out of print old books and turns out to be good. This book is some way between a children's book and a young adult fiction. It is well written with good characters.

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