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The Resource Kit's Wilderness

Kit's Wilderness

Label
Kit's Wilderness
Title
Kit's Wilderness
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
Title variation
Kits wilderness
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit's Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit's grandfather tells him stories of the mine's past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. A Michael L. Printz Award WinnerAn ALA Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2001
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2000
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2001.
  • Nestle Children's Book Prize for Nine to Eleven Year Olds, 1999.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076893
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Almond, David
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
470
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Kit's Wilderness
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:43090d4a-aed7-4891-8a91-6aba5d23e505
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385729895
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Kit's Wilderness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:43090d4a-aed7-4891-8a91-6aba5d23e505
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385729895
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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