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  • ISBN: 9780385729895 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Laurel Leaf, 2001.

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Summary, etc.:
The Printz Award--winning classic gets a new look.The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit's grandfather tells him stories of the mine's past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit's Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.A Michael L. Printz Award WinnerAn ALA Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Best BookFrom the Paperback edition.
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 12
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
470 Lexile.
3.7 ATOS Level
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Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 687 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 425 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    After moving to an old coal-mining town to tend to his elderly grandfather, Kit accepts an invitation from a new friend to play a dangerous game, venturing into the depths to reconnect with ancestors who had worked and died within its walls.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.
  • Random House, Inc.
    The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.

    Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.

    The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors.

    A Michael L. Printz Award Winner
    An ALA Notable Book
    A
    Publishers Weekly Best Book


    From the Paperback edition.

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