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Dead End in Norvelt
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Square Fish
Publication date May 7, 2013
Pages 341
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250010230
ISBN-10 1250010233
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

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.

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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 13, 2011)
9780374379933 | details & prices | 341 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.95 lbs | List price $15.99
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Square Fish (May 7, 2013)
9781250010230 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.99
About: 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!
With Maia K Linask (other contributor), Allison Crapo (other contributor) | from St Martins Pr (November 1, 1995); titled "Let''s Go: The Budget Guide to Ireland, 1996"
9780312135461 | details & prices | 462 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Let''s Go: The Budget Guide to Ireland, 1996
About: Offers tips on saving money on accommodations and restaurants while traveling in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Macmillan Young Listeners (September 13, 2011)
9781427213563 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.38 lbs | List price $29.99
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (May 7, 2013)
9780606319010 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.40

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