Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448120675

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9863

Jack's summer has hit a dead end . . . After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. But who's got time to die of boredom when there are so many more interesting ways to die in this town? He might crash in his dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul of the motorcycle gang that wants to burn the town to the ground. Old people seem to be dying faster than Miss Volker can write their obituaries, and Jack is starting to worry that it might not just be the rats that are eating the rat poison . . . Dead End in Norvelt is Jack Gantos's hilarious blend of the entirely true and the wildly fictional, from one of the most darkly amusing imaginations writing today.
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Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570154588

Category:

Page: 637

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Author: Students' Academy

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365064263

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3150

The real hero of the novel is Jack himself but his hometown and the values of the town are equally important in the context of the story. The characters in the novel use their power to control others. According to one of the reviewers named Josh Lacey, “Dead End In Norvelt” is a defiantly political novel. Literature Help: Dead End In Norvelt Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
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Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423422505

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 992

Von Romantik bis Mystery über Grauen und Suspense Eric und Merle lernen sich auf der abgelegenen Insel Blessed kennen, aber fast scheint es beiden, als wären sie alte Bekannte. Sind sie sich früher schon einmal begegnet? Marcus Sedgwick entführt uns auf eine Reise in die Vergangenheit durch sieben Zeitalter, und immer wieder treffen wir in jeder Epoche auf Eric und Merle, doch mal sehen wir sie als Mutter und Sohn, mal als alter Mann und Kind, dann als Geschwister, und schließlich begegnen wir ihnen wieder als Paar. Was verbindet diese zwei Menschen über den Tod hinaus? Was führt sie in jedem neuen Leben, in jedem neuen Zeitalter wieder zusammen?
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Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression

Author: Timothy Kelly,Margaret Power,Michael Cary

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271078049

Category: History

Page: 280

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Of the many recipients of federal support during the Great Depression, the citizens of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, stand out as model reminders of the vital importance of New Deal programs. Hoping to transform their desperate situation, the 250 families of this western Pennsylvania town worked with the federal government to envision a new kind of community that would raise standards of living through a cooperative lifestyle and enhanced civic engagement. Their efforts won them a nearly mythic status among those familiar with Norvelt’s history. Hope in Hard Times explores the many transitions faced by those who undertook this experiment. With the aid of the New Deal, these residents, who hailed from the hardworking and underserved class that Jacob Riis had called the “other half” a generation earlier, created a middle-class community that would become an exemplar of the success of such programs. Despite this, many current residents of Norvelt—the children and grandchildren of the first inhabitants—oppose government intervention and support political candidates who advocate scrutinizing and even eliminating public programs. Authors Timothy Kelly, Margaret Power, and Michael Cary examine this still-unfolding narrative of transformation in one Pennsylvania town, and the struggles and successes of its original residents, against the backdrop of one of the most ambitious federal endeavors in U.S. history.
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Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448173744

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3632

This town is haunted by more than just ghosts . . . When Jack dresses up as a notorious local murderer for Halloween, he thinks he’s found the perfect costume to scare away evil spirits. But when the real murderer returns and another old lady dies, he starts to worry that he might not be showing the best judgment. Together with Miss Volker, the last remaining original Norvelter, Jack sets out on a road trip through the dark side of America’s history to track down the killer once and for all. Will they save Norvelt? Or are they going nowhere? From Norvelt to Nowhere is Jack Gantos’s hilarious follow-up to Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal and shortlisted for the 2012 Guardian Children’s Prize.
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Author: Gail K. Dickinson,Judi Repman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 7180

This book compiles selected articles from Library Media Connection to help school librarians and pre-service librarians learn about how to implement best practices for school library management. • An outstanding LIS textbook that addresses the latest standards, guidelines, and technologeis for the field and offers a blueprint for developing a strong school library program • A comprehensive listing of resources that includes websites, blogs, videos, and books • Articles written by distinguished practitioners and industry icons • Suggestions for using new technologies to achieve learning outcomes • A compilation of the most useful articles from Library Media Connection
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Collaborating with Colleagues and Parents to Build Core Literacy

Author: Nanci Werner-Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317743121

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 727

Go beyond the walls of your classroom to build literacy and achievement. In this insightful book, you’ll discover how you can better meet the rigorous goals of the Common Core by opening new lines of communication with colleagues, parents, and students. Each chapter centers around an action project that was designed to help teachers improve literacy by moving beyond the typical class lessons and worksheets. The projects include... A book club for families of kindergarten and first grade students, to help students build foundational literacy skills A book club designed to engage middle school students with young adult literature using digital forums "Write with your child" evenings to help parents connect with their middle school children An instructional team’s challenge to use a range of mentor texts in their classrooms And much more! As you read each project, you’ll come away with ideas and inspiration that you can apply to your own teaching. By challenging yourself to connect with parents and colleagues on a deeper level, you will be better able to align your work, adjust for your students, and achieve your teaching goals.
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Author: Martha Brockenbrough

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862720411

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 991

Heidi ist siebzehn, ziemlich groß und kämpft sich durch den Highschool-Wahnsinn. Obendrein ist sie ein kleines bisschen freakig. Denn Heidi hört Stimmen in ihrem Kopf. Na ja, eigentlich nur eine Stimme: Jeromes. Jerome ist ebenfalls siebzehn - nur leider: tot. Als Heidis Schutzengel soll er sich in der Seelen-Reha den Zutritt zum Himmel erarbeiten. Nur schade, dass Jerome manchmal Besseres zu tun hat, als auf Heidi aufzupassen. Tränen lachen oder über das Leben nachdenken? Bei Echt mieses Timing geht beides!
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Author: Chris Lynch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442454199

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 167

View: 7783

Eighteen-year-old Robert tries to help his half-brother Xan, a seventeen-year-old misfit, to make better choices as he becomes increasingly attracted to a variety of protesters, anarchists, and the like.
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Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374706104

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 5520

Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Roman

Author: Jon Scieszka

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364115426X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Leg dich nicht mit einem Roboter an! Frank Einstein träumt nicht nur davon, einmal Erfinder zu werden, er ist es schon! Er und sein Freund Watson basteln in der Garage Geräte, die die Welt noch nicht gesehen hat. Als in einer stürmischen Nacht der Blitz in ihre Werkstatt einschlägt, hat das ungeahnte Folgen: Die beiden Roboter Klink und Klank erwachen zum Leben und weichen Frank nicht mehr von der Seite. Während er noch zweifelt, ob der überdrehte Klank und der alberne Klink die richtigen Assistenten für seine Versuche sind, werden die beiden von Franks Erzfeind T. Edison entführt. Dass der nur Böses im Sinn haben kann, ist Frank sofort klar. Mit seinen ruhigen Tagen als Erfinder ist es vorbei ...
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Author: Holly Black

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641109213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4044

Ein Geistermädchen, drei Freunde und das Abenteuer ihres Lebens Zach, Poppy und Alice sind schon ihr Leben lang allerbeste Freunde. Sie lieben es, sich für ihre Actionfiguren aus der Kindheit Geschichten einer magischen Welt, die voller Abenteuer und Heldentum ist, auszudenken. Doch dieses Spiel nimmt eines Nachts eine schaurige Wendung. Alice und Poppy tauchen bei Zach auf und erzählen ihm von einer Reihe furchteinflößender Ereignisse. Poppy schwört, dass sie seit einiger Zeit von einer Porzellanpuppe ihrer Mutter heimgesucht wird, die behauptet, die Seele eines vor langer Zeit ermordeten Mädchens in sich zu tragen. Erst wenn die Freunde sie zu dem Ort des Verbrechens zurückgebracht und dort begraben haben, werde sie Ruhe geben. Andernfalls wird sie die drei Freunde verfolgen - bis in alle Ewigkeit!
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A Jack Henry Adventure

Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429978118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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From the Newbery Medal–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, the uproarious final volume of Jack Henry stories According to his new motto—A WRITER'S JOB IS TO TURN HIS WORST EXPERIENCES INTO MONEY—Jack Gantos's alter ego Jack Henry is going to be filty rich even before he gets out of junior high, for his life is filled with the worst experiences imaginable. For instance, in the course of the few months covered in this closing cycle of interlinked stories, Jack is humiliated by a gorgeous syncronized swimmer, gets a tattoo the size of an ant on his big toe, flubs an IQ test and nearly fails wood shop, and has to dig up his dead dog not once but twice. And that's not the half of it! At the close of this final book of semi-autobiographical stories, Jack may not end up rolling in dough, but he will prove once again "a survivor, an ‘everyboy' whose world may be wacko but whose heart and spirit are eminently sane" (School Library Journal). This title has Common Core connections.
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Roman

Author: Karan Mahajan

Publisher: CulturBooks

ISBN: 3959880863

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Auf der Litrom-Bestenliste »Weltempfänger« Winter 2017/18 »Eins der 25 wichtigsten Bücher der Saison.« Spiegel-Online »Eins der 10 besten Bücher des Jahres.« New York Times Das Buch Die Khurana-Brüder schlendern zusammen mit ihrem Schulkameraden Mansoor Ahmed über einen gut besuchten Markt in Delhi. Ohne Vorwarnung kommt es zur Katastrophe: Neben ihnen explodiert eine Bombe – eine der vielen »kleinen« Bomben, die von der Welt kaum beachtet werden – und reißt die Khurana-Brüder in den Tod. Mansoor überlebt, doch der Bombenanschlag hinterlässt Spuren an Körper und Seele. Nach einem kurzen Aufenthalt an einer amerikanischen Universität kehrt Mansoor nach Delhi zurück, wo seine Suche nach einem Platz im Leben immer radikalere Formen annimmt ... Eng verwoben mit der Geschichte der Familien Khurana und Ahmed ist die des kaschmirischen Bombenbauers Shockie, der bereit ist, sein Leben für die Unabhängigkeit seines Vaterlands zu opfern. Karan Mahajans Roman ist außergewöhnlich komponiert: Er beginnt buchstäblich mit dem großen Knall – und zeichnet dann die vielen Druckwellen nach, die die Bombenexplosion bei allen Beteiligten ausgelöst hat: Welche Auswirkungen hat ein solcher Terrorakt auf die Betroffenen? Auf die Angehörigen? Auf die Gesellschaft? Wie werden Menschen zu Terroristen? Mahajan nähert sich differenziert, originell und nicht ohne Humor einigen der wichtigsten Fragen unserer Zeit. Warum es uns gefällt Karan Mahajan schreibt lebendig und originell über die Auswirkungen des Terrorismus auf Opfer und Täter. Einer der relevantesten literarischen Beiträge zu einem der wichtigsten Themen unserer Zeit. Pressestimmen Deutschland (Auswahl) »Schonungslos und voller Mitgefühl porträtiert Karan Mahajan einen Bombenanschlag in Delhi ... Der Autor zeichnet seine Bilder mit enormer sprachlicher Präzision und scharfsinnigem Witz.» Jana Volkmann, Buchkultur »Karan Mahajans Roman ist sprachgewaltig, aufwühlend und spannend ...« Jörg E. Mayer, Deutschlandfunk »Mahajan stellt einen Link her zwischen allen, die mit so einem Anschlag zu tun haben. Die Wirkung ist erstaunlich: Der Terror verliert Glanz und Gloria seines demonstrativen Nihilismus, er steht nackt da und stumm in seiner ganzen Erbärmlichkeit – sein Schrecken verpufft.« Ulrich Noller, WDR »Eine bestechende Erkundung über die Natur der Bombe ... « Claudia Kramatschek, NZZ »Karan Mahajan erzählt bewundernswert real von den Auswirkungen eines Anschlags aus Sicht von Opfern und Tätern.« NDR
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Stories from the Sixth Grade

Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429979115

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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From the Newbery Medal–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth grader's trials and tribulations Jack's life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he has a crackpot teacher who won't give him a break about his lousy handwriting and a secret crush who wants to be a policewoman. At home, he has a pesky little brother with a knack for getting hurt whenever Jack's supposed to be looking after him, a terror for an older sister, all sorts of weird neighbors, and, last but not least, ferocious alligators in the canal behind his house. Writing in his diary about his good days and bad days is one way Jack survives his up-and-down year. But he's also a kid who knows that life can go any which way at any given moment. He might as well flip a coin: heads he wins, tails he loses. What will turn up next? A Common Core title.
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Four Seasons of Fifth Grade

Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429978866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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From the Newbery Medal–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts In Jack on the Tracks, fifth-grader Jack Henry is hoping for fresh adventure when he moves to a new home in Miami with his family, but he can't escape his old worrying ways. He worries about being fascinated with all things gross and disgusting. He worries about his crazy French-obsessed schoolteacher. And most of all he worries about worrying so much. In this cycle of interrelated stories, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, if only Jack can get on the right track to survive his outrageous year. This title has Common Core connections.
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Author: Michael Currinder

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1632896494

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 296

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Praised by Jack Gantos, author of Dead End in Norvelt, as "a quick read with a kick at the finish," this debut novel sensitively and memorably captures a teen runner's relationship with his autistic older brother. Like most siblings, Leo and Caleb have a complicated relationship. But Caleb's violent outbursts literally send Leo running. When the family is forced to relocate due to Caleb's uncontrollable behavior, Leo tries to settle into a new school, joining the cross-country team and discovering his talent for racing and endurance for distance. Things even begin to look up for Leo when he befriends Curtis, a potential state champion who teaches Leo strategy and introduces him to would-be girlfriend, Mary. But Leo's stability is short-lived as Caleb escalates his attacks on his brother, resentful of his sport successes and new friendships. Leo can't keep running away from his problems. But, with a little help from Curtis and Mary, he can appreciate his worth as a brother and his own capacity for growth, both on and off the field. Praise from Jack Gantos, author of Dead End in Norvelt, Hole in My Life and The Trouble With Me: "Currinder's novel, Running Full Tilt, is a fast-paced convincing drama of a young runner whose legs circle him back to the many conflicts he is trying to escape--but he can't outrun himself. A quick read with a kick at the finish." Praise from Paul Volponi, author of The Final Four, Black and White, and Rikers High: "We feel the inner strength it takes to compete on every page of this splendid narrative, until, as readers, we are running as well--engrossed, and loving every step of the journey."
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