The Resource No ordinary day, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)

No ordinary day, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)

Label
No ordinary day
Title
No ordinary day
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Ellis
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There's not much that upsets young Valli. Even though her days are spent picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror are the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks -- the lepers. Valli and the other children throw stones at them. No matter how hard her life is, she tells herself, at least she will never be one of them.Then she discovers that she is not living with family after all, that her "aunt" was a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family's hands. She decides to leave Jharia...and so begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. Its not so bad. Valli finds that she really doesn't need much to live. She can "borrow" the things she needs and then pass them on to people who need them more than she does. It helps that though her bare feet become raw wounds as she makes her way around the city, she somehow feels no pain. But when she happens to meet a doctor on the ghats by the river, Valli learns that she has leprosy. Despite being given a chance to receive medical care, she cannot bear the thought that she is one of those monsters she has always feared, and she flees, to an uncertain life on the street
Summary
After learning that her family adopted her, Valli runs away from home to live on the streets of Kolkata, India, where she begs, steals, and resists help from a doctor who reveals that she has leprosy
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 2013.
  • OLA Best Bets, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10012707
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Deborah
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
580
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Leprosy
  • Homeless persons
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
No ordinary day, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11381075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554981762
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11381075
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
No ordinary day, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11381075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554981762
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11381075
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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