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Dead end in Norvelt

Author: Jack Gantos
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction: Winner
Newbery Medal: Winner
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Fiction
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Gantos
ISBN: 9780374379933 0374379939
OCLC Number: 692290969
Notes: Sequel: From Norvelt to nowhere.
Awards: Newbery Medal winner, 2012.
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2012.
Target Audience: Middle School
Description: 341 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Jack Gantos.

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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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Best norvelt I have ever read!

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Delightful read!

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2012-03-20) Very Good Permalink

Delightful! Jack Gantos's book Dead End in Norvelt reminds me a Gary Paulsen's How Angel Peterson Got his Name in that it tells his own story of being a kid with humor and lots of adventure. In Jack's case he has been grounded for the summer for firing off his dad's WWII rife. His only adventures...
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