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  • ISBN: 9781429962506
  • ISBN: 142996250X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (341 pages)
  • 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: 920 Lexile.
Awards Note: Newbery Medal Award, 2012
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
Subject: 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 fiction.
Behavior > Fiction.
Old age > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Norvelt (Pa.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
20th Century.
New Experience.
Young Adult Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Humor (Fiction).
Genre: Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Downloadable e-Books.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.

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