The Resource Gypsy Rizka, Lloyd Alexander

Gypsy Rizka, Lloyd Alexander

Label
Gypsy Rizka
Title
Gypsy Rizka
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Living alone in her wagon on the outskirts of a small town while waiting for her father's return, Rizka, a Gypsy and a trickster, exposes the ridiculous foibles of some of the townspeople. Library of Congress Summary. Living alone in her wagon on the outskirts of a small town while waiting for her father's return, Rizka, a Gypsy and a trickster, exposes the ridiculous foibles of some of the townspeople. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A delightful adventure story featuring Rizka, a young gypsy who lives alone in her wagon & becomes involved in a series of hilarious situations with the neighboring townspeople. Annotation. Master storyteller Lloyd Alexander centers his newest tale around a clever, engaging gypsy girl who, with her feline sidekick, is always at the center of everything. Jaunty, outspoken, and unable to suffer fools, Rizka is the kind of person everyone in town has strong feelings about--she is either loved or despised. Since no one can ever get the better of her, certain "respectable" citizens of their small old-world hamlet want to rid the town of the troublemaker. If only someone had the brains to think up something that could do the trick. Laced with laughs throughout, the novel is told through episodically linked chapters about the absurd inhabitants of the town and their interactions with Rizka. Full of foibles, farce, fun-poking, and buffoonery, it is high comedy as much as a celebration of Rizka's brains and brassiness, her flouting of conventions, and her own brand of magic. Despite the foolishness, the book is infused with Alexander's recognition and respect for the rich and good heart of its main character and the human truth of accepting others' differences. Bowker Authored Title code. Rizka, who is an outcast living on the edge of town, draws the good elements in the area together to fight the stupid authorities
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
075917
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Lloyd
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 740
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.A3774
LC item number
Gy 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
5.4.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Humorous stories
  • Romanies
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Gypsy Rizka, Lloyd Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] A Blot on the Fair Name of Greater Dunitsa -- [2] A Meeting of the Town Council -- [3] Big Franko -- [4] An Afternoon Chicken -- [5] The Great Trial of Petzel the Cat -- [6] Mayor Pumpa Pronounces Sentence -- [7] The Town Clerk Visits Ali Baba's Cave -- [8] Rizka Offers a Course in Wisdom -- [9] General Hatvan Takes the Cure -- [10] The Barber Goes Courting -- [11] The Schoolmaster in Love -- [12] The Rivals -- [13] Rizka Goes Fishing -- [14] The Illustrious Doctor Skizzarkus
Control code
ocm39739743
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780141309804
Lccn
98041399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39739743
Label
Gypsy Rizka, Lloyd Alexander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] A Blot on the Fair Name of Greater Dunitsa -- [2] A Meeting of the Town Council -- [3] Big Franko -- [4] An Afternoon Chicken -- [5] The Great Trial of Petzel the Cat -- [6] Mayor Pumpa Pronounces Sentence -- [7] The Town Clerk Visits Ali Baba's Cave -- [8] Rizka Offers a Course in Wisdom -- [9] General Hatvan Takes the Cure -- [10] The Barber Goes Courting -- [11] The Schoolmaster in Love -- [12] The Rivals -- [13] Rizka Goes Fishing -- [14] The Illustrious Doctor Skizzarkus
Control code
ocm39739743
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780141309804
Lccn
98041399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39739743

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