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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
Title variation
Never fall down
Title variation remainder
a boy soldiers story of survival
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. 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, and steal food to keep the other kids alive. This decision saves his life, but it puts 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 novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace,
Summary
"Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge"--
Tone
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
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10106700
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DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.M13679
  • PS3613.C3828
LC item number
  • Nev 2012
  • N48 2012
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710
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a boy soldier's story of survival
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/1/9780061730931.tif
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Publication
Note
"This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
5564481
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780061730948
Lccn
2011052211
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn757483703
  • (OCoLC)757483703
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/1/9780061730931.tif
Publication
Note
"This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
5564481
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780061730948
Lccn
2011052211
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn757483703
  • (OCoLC)757483703

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