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The Resource Phoenix rising, Karen Hesse

Phoenix rising, Karen Hesse

Label
Phoenix rising
Title
Phoenix rising
Statement of responsibility
Karen Hesse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nyle's life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyle's modest world fills with protective masks, evacuations, contaminated food, disruptions, and mistrust. Nyle adjusts to the changes. As long as the fallout continues blowing to the East, Nyle, Gran, and the farm can go on. But into this uncertain haven stumble Ezra Trent and his mother, "refugees" from the heart of the accident, who take temporary shelter in the back bedroom of Nyle's house. The back bedroom is the dying room: It took her mother when Nyle was six it stole away her grandfather just two years ago. Now Ezra is back there and Nyle doesn't want to open her heart to him. Too many times she's let people in, only to have them desert her. Karen Hesse's voice and vision are grounded in truth she takes on a nearly unharnessable subject, contains it, and makes it resonate with honesty. Part love story, part coming of age, this is a tour de force by a gifted writer
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Charlotte Award (New York), Young Adult, 1996.
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Teen Book Category, 1998.
  • Heartland Award, 1998.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Junior Books, 1997.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1995
Awards note
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1995
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
091338
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hesse, Karen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 610
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • 6-8
LC call number
  • PZ7.H4364
  • PS3558.E797867
LC item number
  • Ph 1994
  • P56 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
Reading level
  • 4.0.
  • 4.8.
  • 4.0
  • 4.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Death
  • Friendship
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Death
  • Friendship
  • Death
  • Friendship
  • Nuclear power plants
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Phoenix rising, Karen Hesse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29705651
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780590619660
Lccn
93047301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)29705651
Label
Phoenix rising, Karen Hesse
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29705651
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780590619660
Lccn
93047301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)29705651

Library Locations

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      44.775286 -122.612965
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