Dead End in Norvelt (#1)

Author(s): Jack Gantos

Middle Fiction

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 Walker 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" is Jack Gantos' hilarious blend of the entirely true and the wildly fictional, from one of the most darkly amusing imaginations writing today.

Winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal

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A gripping, hilarious and wildly imaginative tale about one of the strangest towns you'll ever visit.

Winner 2012 Newbery Medal

Jack Gantos was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania and has written books for all ages, including the acclaimed Joey Pigza series. He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.

General Fields

  • : 9780440870043
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • : September 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6
  • : 7+ years
  • : 352
  • : Jack Gantos