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The Resource Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick

Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick

Label
Never fall down : a novel
Title
Never fall down
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patricia McCormick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When soldiers arrive at his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid, dancing to rock 'n' roll, hustling for spare change, and selling ice cream with his brother. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children, weak from hunger, malaria, or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return. And he learns to be invisible to the sadistic Khmer Rouge, who can give or take away life on a whim. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. In order to survive, he must quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demand<U+2014>and steal food to keep the other kids alive. This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. He lives by the simple credo: Over and over I tell myself one thing: never fall down. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achingly raw and powerful novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace, from National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick." -- from dust jacket
Awards note
National Book Award finalist (fiction), 2012
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
index present
Intended audience
710
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.M13679
LC item number
Nev 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--Copyright p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780061730948
Lccn
2011052211
System control number
ocn757483703
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Publication
Note
"This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--Copyright p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780061730948
Lccn
2011052211
System control number
ocn757483703

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