The Resource The crazy man, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)

The crazy man, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)

Label
The crazy man
Title
The crazy man
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Porter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1965, and twelve-year-old Emaline lives on a wheat farm in southern Saskatchewan. Her family has fallen apart. When her beloved dog, Prince, chased a hare into the path of the tractor, she chased after him, and her dad accidentally ran over her leg with the discer, leaving her with a long convalescence and a permanent disability. But perhaps the worst thing from Emaline's point of view is that in his grief and guilt, her father shot Prince and then left Emaline and her mother on their own. Despite the neighbors' disapproval, Emaline's mother hires Angus, a patient from the local mental hospital, to work their fields. Angus is a red-haired giant whom the local kids tease and call the gorilla. Though the small town's prejudice creates a cloud of suspicion around Angus that nearly results in tragedy, in the end he becomes a force for healing as Emaline comes to terms with her injury and the loss of her father. In the tradition of novels such as Kevin Major's Ann and Seamus and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, novelist and poet Pamela Porter uses free verse to tell this moving, gritty story that is accessible to a wide range of ages and reading abilities
Summary
Twelve-year-old Emmaline, a farmer's daughter in 1960s Saskatchewan, injures her leg after a run-in with a tractor and must deal with her disability and the grief of losing her father and beloved dog, getting help from unexpected places
Theme
Award
  • Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, 2006.
  • Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2006.
  • Golden Oak Award (Ontario), 2007.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Children's Literature, 2005.
  • Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award (Canada) for English Fiction, 2007.
  • Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2007.
  • Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia), Fiction category, 2008.
  • Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta), 2007.
  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2006.
  • OLA Best Bets, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137265
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Pamela Paige
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children with disabilities
  • Farm life
  • Healing
  • Loyalty
  • Mentally ill
  • Prejudices
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The crazy man, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980550
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380426
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The crazy man, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980550
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380426
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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