The cardturner : A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker. / Louis Sachar.
- ISBN: 9780375896477 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.How are we supposed to be partners? He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules!The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner--whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich.But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him.Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge,...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
5 ATOS Level
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2417 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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|Subject:||Young Adult Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.