The Resource The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw, (electronic resource)

The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw, (electronic resource)

Label
The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw
Title
The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw
Statement of responsibility
written by Lois Peterson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After eight-year-old Kevin Mason's mother abandons him, he takes refuge in his fantasy of becoming Knuckles McGraw, a tough cowboy roaming the plains on his legendary horse, Burlington Northern. But instead of riding the range, Kevin is stuck in a foster home with a pierced and tattooed teenager named Ice and a mute girl named Breezy. While he waits to be claimed by the father he barely remembers or the mother who left him a good-bye note in his lunchbox, Kevin (aka Knuckles McGraw) tries to communicate with Breezy, learns to get along with his bunkhouse-mate Ice, and discovers that memories can be as deceptive as family secrets
Summary
When Kevin Mason is sent to a foster home with weird and intimidating roommates, he takes refuge in his fantasy of becoming Knuckles McGraw, a tough, legendary cowboy, instead of dwelling on his mother's abandonment
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
OLA Best Bets, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356499
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Lois J.
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
650
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned children
  • Foster children
  • Foster home care
  • Grandparent and child
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11317971
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554694372
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11317971
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11317971
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554694372
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11317971
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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