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Source:Clarion Books, New York, p.360 (2011)
Call Number:CUbb Curr PS3569 .C51548 O39 2011
Keywords:1785-1851. Birds of America--Juvenile fiction, Audubon, Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America--Fiction, Bildungsromans, Broadway (New York, Broadway (New York, N.Y.)--Fiction, Coming of age--Fiction, Dysfunctional families--Juvenile fiction, Families--New York (State)--New York--Juvenile fiction, Family life--Fiction, Family life--New York (State)--New York--Fiction, Family problems--Fiction, Friendship--Fiction, Friendship--Juvenile fiction, High schools--Fiction, Humorous fiction, John James, Junior high schools--Fiction, Junior high schools--Juvenile fiction, N.Y.)--Juvenile fiction, Schools--Fiction, Theater--New York (State)--New York--Fiction, Theater--New York (State)--New York--Juvenile fiction
Summary: As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.
Lexile measure 850; Book level 4.9; Ages 10-14