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Author: Janne Teller; Martin Aitken; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
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Genre/Form: Mildred L. Batchelder Award: Winner
Michael L. Printz: Honor Book
Fiction
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janne Teller; Martin Aitken; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
ISBN: 9781416985792 1416985794
OCLC Number: 405104996
Notes: Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2011.
Awards: Danish Cultural Ministry Prize for best children's/youth book of 2001.
Le Prix Libbylit 2008.
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2011.
Batchelder Award, 2011
American Library Association Batchelder Honor Book.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011.
Target Audience: Ages 12 up.; Young Adult.; 1000
Description: 227 pages ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Intet.
Responsibility: Janne Teller ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken.

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When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.

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Excellent middle level fiction

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-04-14) Excellent Permalink

Pierre decides that life is pointless.  He climbs into a tree and stays there, while his classmates set out to prove him wrong.  Excellent middle level fiction. 

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