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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
September 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

Customer Reviews

Scottish Highlander ,

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The best book I've ever read! Loved it!

Golsa.G ,

This book can make you laughing :)

This is comedy and nostalgic book that can show you the past life in 50 years ego. When you start reading, you will be entered to historic adventures , romantic and more. If you are fan of history or if you like to be a detective this book is PERFECT for you😉

Ariaaa💁🏽❤️ ,

Terrible

One of the worst books ever

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