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The Resource The cardturner, Louis Sachar

The cardturner, Louis Sachar

Label
The cardturner
Title
The cardturner
Statement of responsibility
Louis Sachar
Title variation
Card turner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined
Summary
Alton Richards doesn't have much going for him the summer after his junior year of high school and his parents insist he drive his wealthy, elderly uncle to his bridge club and be his cardturner. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and by pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he tries to figure out the meaning of his life.
Writing style
Character
Award
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
354619
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sachar, Louis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
720
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Uncles
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Blind
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The cardturner, Louis Sachar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel about a king, a queen, and a joker"--Cover
Control code
000045540648
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781408808504
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The cardturner, Louis Sachar
Publication
Note
"A novel about a king, a queen, and a joker"--Cover
Control code
000045540648
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781408808504
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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