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The Resource Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen, (electronic resource)

Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen, (electronic resource)

Label
Nightjohn
Title
Nightjohn
Statement of responsibility
Gary Paulsen
Title variation
Night John
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back--came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters
Summary
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 1997.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1994
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
079994
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
630
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=99984DE8-2668-4B2B-B124-9D5F37E482BC
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn803984126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307804228
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99984DE8-2668-4B2B-B124-9D5F37E482BC
System control number
(OCoLC)803984126
Label
Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=99984DE8-2668-4B2B-B124-9D5F37E482BC
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn803984126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307804228
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99984DE8-2668-4B2B-B124-9D5F37E482BC
System control number
(OCoLC)803984126

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