Dead end in Norvelt: Norvelt Series, Book 1

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Pub. Date:
2011.
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English
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IL: MG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
920L
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In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.)) :digital.
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.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family)
ISBN:
9780374379933
9781427216779
9781427213570
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.7, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
920L
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subject_facet Behavior -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues), JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family), Norvelt (Pa.) -- History -- 20th Century -- Fiction, Norvelt (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Old age -- Fiction, Old age -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Dead end in Norvelt
title_full Dead End in Norvelt Norvelt Series, Book 1, Dead end in Norvelt / Jack Gantos, Dead end in Norvelt [electronic resource] / Jack Gantos
title_short Dead end in Norvelt
title_sub Norvelt Series, Book 1
topic_facet Behavior, Conduct of life, Historical Fiction, History, Humor (Fiction), Old age, Young Adult Fiction