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Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen

Label
Nightjohn
Title
Nightjohn
Statement of responsibility
Gary Paulsen
Title variation
Night John
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back--came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters
Summary
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 1997.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1994
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
079994
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
770
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ7.P2843
  • PS3566.A834
LC item number
  • Nj 1993
  • N55 1993
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
630
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
19542347
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
92 pages
Isbn
9780385308380
Lccn
92001222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25316274
  • (OCoLC)25316274
Label
Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen
Link
Publication
Copyright
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
19542347
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
92 pages
Isbn
9780385308380
Lccn
92001222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25316274
  • (OCoLC)25316274

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