The Resource Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

Label
Swamplandia!
Title
Swamplandia!
Statement of responsibility
Karen Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the swamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wrestling. This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking
Summary
The Bigtree children struggle to protect their Florida Everglades alligator-wrestling theme park from a sophisticated competitor after losing their parents
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book 2011
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
377341
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Karen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3618.U755
LC item number
S93 2011
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Russell, K.
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Mothers
  • Motherless families
  • Amusement parks
  • Alligators
  • Everglades (Fla.)
  • Ten Thousand Islands (Fla.)
  • Girls
  • Alligators
  • Alligators
  • Amusement parks
  • Girls
  • Motherless families
  • Mothers
  • Florida
  • Florida
  • Freizeitpark
  • Alligatoren
  • Familie
  • Mädchen
  • Florida
  • Girls
  • Mothers
  • Amusement parks
  • Alligators
  • Everglades (Fla.)
  • Ten Thousand Islands (Fla.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end -- The advent of the World of Darkness -- Osceola K. Bigtree in love -- Ava the champion -- Prodigal Kiwi -- Kiwi's exile in the World of Darkness -- The dredge appears -- Kiwi's debt increases -- The Dredgeman's revelation -- Kiwi climbs the ladder -- Ava goes to the underworld -- Kiwi goes to night school -- Welcome to Stiltsville -- The drowning chain -- Help arrives, then departs -- Kiwi Bigtree, world hero -- Ava's eclipse -- Kiwi rolls the dice -- The silently screaming world -- Out to sea -- Mama weeds -- Kiwi takes to the skies -- The end begins
Control code
ocn613432205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780307263995
Lccn
2010036708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)613432205
Label
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end -- The advent of the World of Darkness -- Osceola K. Bigtree in love -- Ava the champion -- Prodigal Kiwi -- Kiwi's exile in the World of Darkness -- The dredge appears -- Kiwi's debt increases -- The Dredgeman's revelation -- Kiwi climbs the ladder -- Ava goes to the underworld -- Kiwi goes to night school -- Welcome to Stiltsville -- The drowning chain -- Help arrives, then departs -- Kiwi Bigtree, world hero -- Ava's eclipse -- Kiwi rolls the dice -- The silently screaming world -- Out to sea -- Mama weeds -- Kiwi takes to the skies -- The end begins
Control code
ocn613432205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780307263995
Lccn
2010036708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)613432205

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