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The Resource The boy who swam with piranhas, David Almond ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

The boy who swam with piranhas, David Almond ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Label
The boy who swam with piranhas
Title
The boy who swam with piranhas
Statement of responsibility
David Almond ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned balmy. But there's darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie's obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?"--Description from Amazon.com, viewed July 31, 2013
Summary
When his mentally unstable uncle's obsessions take an unexpectedly cruel turn, young Stanley Potts is forced to leave and joins a carnival of eccentric characters before meeting the legendary Pancho Pirelli, who swims in piranha tanks and invites Stanleyto become his apprentice
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10186073
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Almond, David
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 550L
  • Decoding demand: 87 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 79 (high)
  • Structure demand: 83 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.A448
LC item number
Bp 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
550
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
3.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jeffers, Oliver
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runaway children
  • Circus
  • Piranhas
  • Runaways
  • Circus
  • Piranhas
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The boy who swam with piranhas, David Almond ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
988161
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780763661694
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012947721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763661694
  • (OCoLC)ocn825046577
Label
The boy who swam with piranhas, David Almond ; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
988161
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780763661694
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012947721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763661694
  • (OCoLC)ocn825046577

Library Locations

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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