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I Am the Messenger
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date February 8, 2005
Pages 357
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375830990
ISBN-10 0375830995
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The dull and drab life of Ed, an underage cab driver with a coffee-addicted dog, takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally stops a bank robbery and finds himself being placed in charge of watching out for the entire town per a visit from the mysterious Ace.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:  
By the author of the extraordinary international bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love. 
 
Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
 
That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
 
This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews.

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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (February 8, 2005)
9780375830990 | details & prices | 357 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.95
About: After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375836671
 
Reprint edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 9, 2006)
9780375836671 | details & prices | 357 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.60 lbs | List price $10.99
About: After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739337295
 
With Marc Aden Gray (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (September 26, 2006)
9780739337295 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.54 lbs | List price $45.00
About: After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
Library
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (February 8, 2005)
9780375930997 | details & prices | 357 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 1.15 lbs | List price $18.99
About: After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (May 9, 2006)
9780606349345 | details & prices | List price $17.83
About:   By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.
Prebinding
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With Markus Zusak | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439590638 | details & prices | 357 pages | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | List price $17.95
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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