Jack and the Hawk
by Eddie C Dollgener, Jr
Jack, small for his age, is victimized by bullies skilled at hiding their abuse of smaller children at the inner-city school. When mom sees the bruises, she sends him to live with his uncle in rural Texas. There Jack grows physically and mentally stronger, learning to defend himself. When his beloved cat falls victim to a farm menace, Jack must marshal his newfound courage to defend the rest.