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The Resource Cloud and Wallfish

Cloud and Wallfish

Label
Cloud and Wallfish
Title
Cloud and Wallfish
Statement of responsibility
Anne Nesbet
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems.Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn't really Noah and he didn't really just turn eleven in March. And he can't even ask them why — not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don't talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah—now "Jonah Brown"—and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening — and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that's impossible to understand
Summary
"Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems. Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn't really Noah and he didn't really just turn eleven in March. And he can't even ask them why, not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don't talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah, now "Jonah Brown," and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that's impossible to understand."--Supplied by publisher
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Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
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10534975
Cataloging source
BT
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Nesbet, Anne
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850
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Cloud and Wallfish
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ab99486c-7b0d-4841-8dd7-e34169328873
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763691806
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cloud and Wallfish
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ab99486c-7b0d-4841-8dd7-e34169328873
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763691806
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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