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The Resource Never Fall Down

Never Fall Down

Label
Never Fall Down
Title
Never Fall Down
Statement of responsibility
Patricia McCormick
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Never fall down
Title variation remainder
a boy soldiers story of survival
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Language
eng
Summary
This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge.Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. It includes an author's note and acknowledgments from Arn Chorn-Pond himself. When soldiers arrive in his hometown, Arn is just a normal little boy. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children dying before his eyes. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. Supports the Common Core State Standards
Summary
"Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge"--
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
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10106700
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1956-
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McCormick, Patricia
Index
index present
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710
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
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a boy soldier's story of survival
Label
Never Fall Down
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:86ef3ca7-2eb2-4312-8477-de5b8b55b772
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062114426
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Never Fall Down
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:86ef3ca7-2eb2-4312-8477-de5b8b55b772
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062114426
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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