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Dead end in Norvelt / Jack Gantos.

By: Gantos, Jack.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 341 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780374379933; 0374379939.Subject(s): Boys -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Old age -- Juvenile fiction | Obedience -- Juvenile fiction | Children -- Death -- Juvenile fiction | Intergenerational relations -- Juvenile fiction | Norvelt (Pa.) -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G15334 | Dd 2011Awards: Newbery Medal winner, 2012. | Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2012.Summary: 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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CML Adolescent Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Sequel: From Norvelt to nowhere.

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.

Newbery Medal winner, 2012.

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2012.

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Standard: Students will identify the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on Americans, and the major features of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jack Gantos was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1951. He received a BFA and a MA from Emerson College. While in college, he and an illustrator friend, Nicole Rubel, began working on picture books. After a series of rejections, they published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. His other books include Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book, and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the 2012 Newbery Medal. His memoir, Hole in My Life, won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors. Jack's follow-up to Hole in My Life is The Trouble in Me He also teaches courses in children's book writing and children's literature. He dev.eloped the master's degree program in children's book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College M.F.A. program for children's book writers. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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