Dancing Carl

Dancing Carl

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by Gary Paulsen
     
 

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Dancing Carl, Gary Paulsen's first novel, was a ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Children's Trade Book for the Language Arts.

In the winter, life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are twelve, CarlSee more details below

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Dancing Carl, Gary Paulsen's first novel, was a ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Children's Trade Book for the Language Arts.

In the winter, life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are twelve, Carl appears at the rink, wearing a battered, old leather flight jacket and doing a strange dance that is both beautiful and disturbing to watch.
     It is Marsh and Willy who discover the terrible secret behind Carl's dance, a secret that threatens to destroy him. But a small miracle occurs, and Carl's dance becomes a fragile and tentative expression of hope and the healing power of love.

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"Filled with poetry and with life...an insightful beautifully written story."

-- Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442467118
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
659,392
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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