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    True Grit: Young Readers Edition (Paperback) By (author) Charles Portis

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    DescriptionThe Young Readers edition of the beloved American classic. Also available in a trade paperback edition (ISBN: 978-1-59020-459-7)with an afterword by Donna Tartt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ""The Goldfinch" " "True Grit" is a great American novel that tells the story of a teenager's overpowering effort to avenge the murder of her father. Set in a period in history when the law was much less well-established than it is now, True Grit takes its place alongside books like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the novels of Mark Twain. It is a beloved American classic through and through. Leonard S. Marcus, renowned children's book historian, has written a wonderful afterword meant especially for a young readership, available only in this edition.

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    True Grit
    Young Readers Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Portis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9781468301250
    ISBN 10: 146830125X

    DC21: 813.54
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC E4L: WES
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.8
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    BIC subject category V2: FJW
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 83
    Ingram Subject Code: FW
    Libri: I-FW
    B&T Approval Code: X18700000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV042000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CNTYCB
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC033000
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    B&T Approval Code: P26106370
    LC classification: PS3566.O663 T78 2012
    Edition statement
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    21 November 2012
    Author Information
    Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the "New York Herald-Tribune," and was a writer for "The New Yorker." True Grit is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the 2010 version starring Academy Award(R) winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers.
    Review quote
    "Like Twain, Portis respects his young narrator as a human being with a fully developed moral sensibility, even when the adults in the novel don't."--"Los Angeles Times"