Norvelt
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(4.3 based on 209 ratings)
  • 1
    Dead End in Norvelt | Jack Gantos

    Dead End in Norvelt

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jack Gantos
    • Narrated By Jack Gantos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (159)

    Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore - typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his town.

    credit worthy

    Original, entertaining and funny. Norvelt is an amusing story that could be recommended to anyone at any age.

    Reviewed on March 21 2012 by colleen (ANCHORAGE, AK, United States)
  • 2
    From Norvelt to Nowhere | Jack Gantos

    From Norvelt to Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jack Gantos
    • Narrated By Jack Gantos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town’s founder, 12-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes him hundreds of miles away.

    Awesome

    A great sequel! Gantos is a gifted storyteller. His characters pull you into the book right alongside their adventures.

    Reviewed on April 01 2016 by Regina ()