Children's Room Book Club
Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:09pm
Most of the book jackets on newer juvenile fiction will state at the top of the inside cover "Ages 10 and up" or "Ages 12 and up" or "Ages 8-12." But the book jacket of the 2012 Newbery Award Winner Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos makes no statement of intended audience, and for good reason: I believe this book is for ages 9 to 90.
There are historical facts to keep it interesting and otherwise, the book -- based in Norvelt, Pa., the homestead community where Jack Gantos grew up, and starring a main character also named Jack Gantos -- is very funny.
Join us as we discuss this book Tuesday, June 5 at 4 p.m. and share your thoughts about Dead End in Norvelt.
--Judith Oliver, Children's Librarian