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Dead End in Norvelt
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Series:
Norvelt books volume 1.
Published:
[S.l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011.
Format:
Unknown
Content Description:
352 pages
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
920L
Fountas & Pinnell:
Y
Rating:
Children/juvenile.
Status:
Available Online
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 fiesty 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 launced 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781429962506
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.7, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
920
Fountas & Pinnell:
Y

Notes

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 fiesty 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 launced 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.
Target Audience
Children/juvenile.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, J. (2011). Dead End in Norvelt. [S.l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. 2011. Dead End in Norvelt. [S.l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack, Dead End in Norvelt. [S.l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. Dead End in Norvelt. [S.l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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