Dead end in Norvelt
Source:Farrar Straus Giroux, Volume 1st, New York, p.341 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3557 .A5197 D43 2011
Keywords:Autobiographical fiction, Behavior--Fiction, Conduct of life--Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Human behavior--Fiction, Humorous stories--Juvenile, Norvelt (Pa.)--History--20th century--Fiction, Norvelt (Pa.)--History--Fiction, Norvelt (Pa.)--Juvenile fiction, Old age--Fiction, Old age--Juvenile fiction
Summary: 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.
Awards: Newbery Medal winner, 2012; Awards: Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2012 ; Lexile measure 920; Ages 8-14 ; Comedy and humor