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Dead End in Norvelt (Paperback)
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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.

Children'sFiction & true storiesAdventure stories Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK Publication Date: 29/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780440870043  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jack Gantos was born in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and has spent time living in Barbados and South Florida. He has written books for readers of all ages, including the acclaimed Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and its sequels, the teenage novel Desire Lines, andthe youthful memoire Hole in My Life. His latest work is Dead End in Norvelt, a semi-autobiographical novel about the importance of history and reading which won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2012. He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.

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