The book contains two interconnected stories. One story reads front to back; the book is then turned upside-down and the second story is then read front to back. One story is of Esmeralda, a girl who escapes from an oppressive Catholic school, is eaten by a Jaguar, and is reborn as "a jaguar girl with many powers." The other story is of a bear haunted by his own loneliness and by his dreams of a being who sometimes manifests as a spotted kitten and at other times as a small girl. At the end of each story, Esmeralda and the bear meet. Signed by the author. Library copy in fur bag. Library copy is 34 of 50.
Kayrock, Brooklyn, NY