From Norvelt to Nowhere

Norvelt Series

Book 2
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This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town's founder, twelve-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes him hundreds of miles away, escorting his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on her relentless pursuit of the oddest of outlaws. But as their trip turns south in more ways than one, it's increasingly clear that the farther from home they travel, the more off-the-wall Jack and Miss Volker's adventure becomes, in From Norvelt to Nowhere, a raucous road novel about roots and revenge, a last chance at love, and the power of a remarkable friendship.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013

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Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Published on
Sep 24, 2013
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780374324742
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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