The Resource Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer

Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer

Label
Being Fishkill
Title
Being Fishkill
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Lehrer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill's fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck's mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill's unstable mother and by unfathomable tragedy
Summary
Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578688
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehrer, Ruth
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL730L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
Reading level
5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family problems
  • Friendship
  • Poverty
  • Abandoned children
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse
  • Abandoned children
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Poverty
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1902046
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780763684426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763684426
  • (OCoLC)973523405
Label
Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1902046
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780763684426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763684426
  • (OCoLC)973523405

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