From Norvelt to Nowhere

By GANTOS, Jack

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ISBN
978-0-374-37994-0
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–8—Gantos picks up where Dead End in Norvelt (Farrar, 2011) left off. Mr. Spitz is on the run and Miss Volker is the last Norvelt old lady remaining. In the wake of three momentous deaths, young Jack finds himself rushed from one uproarious adventure to another. Accompanying Miss Volker, he traverses the country ostensibly to memorialize Eleanor Roosevelt and Miss Vol...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Call me Jack. Twelve-year-old Jack Gantos has recently read the Classics Illustrated Moby-Dick, and now his life is eerily paralleling that whaling tale. In the Newbery Medal–winning Dead End in Norvelt (rev. 9/11), Mr. Spizz allegedly poisoned seven old ladies to get to his true love, Miss Volker, and now she is out to get him. “I’m going to track down that thick-skulled white whale and then I’m going to kill him. I’ll be his Captain Ahab,” and she enlists Jack to be her Ishmael. Perhaps not...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

Picking up where the Newbery-winning Dead End in Norvelt left off, this welcome follow-up is as bizarre, hilarious, and inventive as its predecessor. An entertaining narrator, Jack is also a completely realistic troublemaker and worrywart: “Oh cheese, I thought as I followed [my mom] down the hall, what coul...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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