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ISBN: 9780312547974240 Pages, Ages 12-18
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A LOADED GUN. STOLEN GOLD. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.
In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger claiming that Sig's father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold. Sig's only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin's storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Michael L. Printz Award - Honor, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults
Wash Day, dusk
Even the dead tell stories.
Sig looked across the cabin to where his father lay, waiting for him to speak, but his father said nothing, because he was dead. Einar Andersson lay on the table, his arms half...