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The Resource Swamplandia!, Karen Russell, (electronic resource)

Swamplandia!, Karen Russell, (electronic resource)

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 smamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting. 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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
377341
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F5B339BF-B33F-434A-B1C5-7580D87553AD
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn701907345
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (315 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307595447
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
F5B339BF-B33F-434A-B1C5-7580D87553AD
System control number
(OCoLC)701907345
Label
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F5B339BF-B33F-434A-B1C5-7580D87553AD
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn701907345
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (315 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307595447
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
F5B339BF-B33F-434A-B1C5-7580D87553AD
System control number
(OCoLC)701907345

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