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Author: Jack Gantos Narrator: Jack Gantos Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Norvelt Series Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781427233141
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Jack Gantos' rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens in the 1960s, deep in the shadow of the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town's founder, twelve-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes him hundreds of miles away, escorting his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on her relentless pursuit of the oddest of outlaws. But as their trip turns south in more ways than one, it's increasingly clear that the farther from home they travel, the more off-the-wall Jack and Miss Volker's adventure becomes. From Norvelt to Nowhere is a raucous road novel about roots and revenge, a last chance at love, and the power of a remarkable friendship.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another hefty helping of zaniness.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Gantos's reading is spot-on. It's hard not to laugh out loud. AudioFile

  • How do Neweberry Medalists follow their award-winning novels? If they're Jack Gantos, they do it with more over-the-top humor and even crazier adventures. Hold on tight for another wild ride. BookPage

  • “Fans of Dead End in Norvelt won’t want to miss this lively sequel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Dollops of history and mystery, plus gross to wickedly barbed comical set pieces set in a talky, ambling, amiable odyssey.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2013

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About the Author

Jack Gantos has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award finalist, and Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book. He developed the master’s degree program in children’s book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College MFA program for children’s book writers. He now devotes his time to writing books and educational speaking. He lives with his family in Boston.