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Dead End in Norvelt

by Jack Gantos
| Item # Q5671
Dead End in Norvelt Q5671
Format: Paperback
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"Dead End in Norvelt" is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, "Dead End in Norvelt "is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a feisty old neighbor with a most unusual chore--typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.

Product Information

  • AR Level5.7
  • AR Quiz Number146010
  • AR Quiz Points12
  • AuthorJack Gantos
  • Guided Reading LevelY
  • Page Count384
  • ISBN100374379939
  • ISBN139781250010230
  • PublisherSquare Fish
  • Year Published2013
  • Grade Level5 - 9
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectPersonal & social issues
    Family & home stories (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
    Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
  • Volume Number1

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