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    Jasper Jones (CD-Audio) By (author) Craig Silvey, Read by Matt Cowlrick

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    DescriptionA 2012 Michael L. Printz HonorBook Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Jasper Jones
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Craig Silvey, Read by Matt Cowlrick
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780449013946
    ISBN 10: 0449013944
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YXA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Book Type: JF
    BIC subject category V2: YXN, YF, YXS
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES, TOPC/FRIEND
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 218
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 82500
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060
    LC classification: PZ7.S58846 JAS 2012B
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YFM, YXHB, YXN
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Listening Library
    Imprint name
    Listening Library
    Publication date
    27 March 2012
    Author Information
    CRAIG SILVEY wrote his first novel, "Rhubarb," at the age of 19. It became a bestseller and was chosen as the "One Book" for the Perth International Writers Festival. Craig is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes! and lives in Fremantle, Australia.
    Review quote
    Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2011 "The author's keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys...A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller." Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2011: "Silvey's sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humor, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status." Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2011: "The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realized--suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic--with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface." Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011: "Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield." "" "From the Hardcover edition."