Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Farrar Strauss Giroux



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.

1 comment:

  1. In DEAD END IN NORVELT, critically acclaimed writer Jack Gantos skillfully combines autobiography and fiction, along with the right touches of history, mystery and humor. With a deft touch, he weaves 20th-century American history into the story line along with wonderfully wacky scenes and delightfully memorable characters.

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