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Publisher Comments:

With refreshing honesty, heart, and humor - and a compelling young narrator - the author of the award-winning LONE WOLF takes readers back to 1925, and a place where a boy must become a man all too soon.

Its 1925 in multiethnic Roslyn, Washington, and twelve-year-old Slava has earned the nickname "Cuss" because he can swear in fourteen languages. In fact, Cuss loves languages, period: unlike his older brothers, who left school after sixth grade to work in the coal mines, he likes reading about as much as he likes goofing around with his friends - or planning the great grape heist of Roslyn. But when bootleggers stir up trouble and force his big brothers to skip town, Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility dropping onto his shoulders. How can he hold on to his dream to stay in school - and still do the honorable thing by his ma and little brother?

Synopsis:

With honesty and a compelling young narrator, the author of the award-winning "Lone Wolf" takes readers back to 1925 Roslyn, Washington--a multiethnic place where a boy must become a man all too soon.

About the Author

Kristine L. Franklin is the author of several novels for young readers, including ECLIPSE, NERD NO MORE, DOVE SONG, and the best-selling LONE WOLF, a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year. She says, "Cuss is a fictional boy who originated in stories my father told me about growing up in Roslyn. In doing research for this book, I discovered my own roots, and learned how much it cost my grandparents to settle here so their children and grandchildren could have what they themselves had never known - full bellies, education, and above all, the freedom to dream."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763613259
Author:
Lee, Paul
Publisher:
Candlewick
Author:
Franklin, Kristine L.
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Croatian Americans.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.53x5.81x1.11 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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"Synopsis" by , With honesty and a compelling young narrator, the author of the award-winning "Lone Wolf" takes readers back to 1925 Roslyn, Washington--a multiethnic place where a boy must become a man all too soon.
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