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  • 40 of 43 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch J FIC GAN (Text) 0530009502051 Juvenile Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch J FIC GAN (Text) 0530009502176 Juvenile Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch J FIC GAN (Text) 0530009502135 Juvenile Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374379933
  • ISBN: 0374379939
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
920L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 5.7 12 146010
Awards Note:
2012 Newbery Medal Winner
Subject: Boys > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Older women > Juvenile fiction.
Old age > Juvenile fiction.
Norvelt (Pa.) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Boys > Fiction.
Behavior > Fiction.
Older women > Fiction.
Old age > Fiction.
Norvelt (Pa.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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