DEAD END IN NORVELT by Jack Gantos

by Ann Jacobus on August 18, 2011

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DEAD END IN NORVELT  By Jack Gantos

The summer Jack turns twelve in Norvelt, PA, he’s grounded for unintentionally firing his dad’s WWII rifle, but allowed to help Miss Walker, the town historian, type up her obituaries for the paper. Mom’s saving to get Jack’s bloody nose cauterized, and Dad’s building a bomb shelter.

When angry Hell’s Angels show up, and Norvelt’s oldest original residents start dropping like flies, Jack is swept up in a small town’s madcap demise.  1950’s historical, laugh-out-loud, vintage Gantos for 9-13 year-olds.

Enjoy an audio clip from the audio book, read by the author, Jack Gantos, HERE.  (Audio can also be accessed via the link below!)

Read more about the book and author Jack Gantos, including a biography, book trailer, and excerpt of the text, HERE.

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Craig Seasholes August 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Sounds like a winner in my school library!

Ann Jacobus August 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

Hope all of you enjoy it, Craig! Thanks for stopping by.

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