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Publisher Comments:

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.

How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules!

The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner—whatever that means. Alton’s uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich.

But Alton’s parents aren’t the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp’s good graces. They’re in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him.

Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.

Through Alton’s wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality—and inspires readers to think and think again.

Synopsis:

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling

Synopsis:

When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.

About the Author

Louis Sachar is the author of the award-winning Small Steps and the New York Times number one bestseller Holes, as well as Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake. He is an avid bridge player. His books for younger readers include There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375896477
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
People with disabilities
Author:
Louis Sachar
Author:
Sachar, Louis
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Sports & Recreation - Games - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Games - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Games
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Age Level:
12-12

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Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Games
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs

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Product details 336 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375896477 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling
"Synopsis" by , When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.
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