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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

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With surprises at every turn (and more than a few outright gasps!) this sly, edgy comedy follows one boy's attempt to survive the world's wackiest summer job.

In 1962 Norvelt, Pennsylvania, summer moves slowly for twelve-year-old Jack Gantos. Jack's plans for summertime excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents. The good news is, once his mom loans him out to a feisty old neighbor to help with an unusual chore - typing obituaries - one thing leads to another and Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a dancing plague, voices from the past, the Hells Angels...and possibly even murder.

2012 Newbery Medal Winner


RL.7.9. Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS625436
  • ISBN13: 9781250010230
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 384
  • Genre:
    Realistic Fiction,
    Comedy and Humor
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level Y
  • DRA Level: 60
  • ACR Level: 5.7

Dead End in Norvelt

Paperback Book


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