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A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident in this timely tale. With subtle mastery and precision, this tough, thought-provoking novel challenges the idea that firearms don't become instruments of destruction and murder until they are placed in human hands. Each book includes a reader's guide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 111.76 x 175.26 x 10.16mm | 68.04g
  • Harcourt Paperbacks
  • United States
  • English
  • 0152058397
  • 9780152058395
  • 467,897

Review quote

"For readers willing to think about this issue . . . there is no better vehicle than this short, engagingly written story of one rifle and its fatal impact on one modern boy."--School Library Journal
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Rating details

1,736 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 27% (465)
4 30% (529)
3 27% (477)
2 11% (197)
1 4% (68)
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