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The Resource Beck, Mal Peet ; with Meg Rosoff

Beck, Mal Peet ; with Meg Rosoff

Label
Beck
Title
Beck
Statement of responsibility
Mal Peet ; with Meg Rosoff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America. Born from a street liaison between a poor young woman and an African soldier in the 1900s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man. A picaresque novel set during the Depression as experienced by a young black man, it depicts great pain but has an uplifting and inspiring conclusion. Ages 14+
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548780
Cataloging source
FMG
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P3564
LC item number
Bec 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Beck, Mal Peet ; with Meg Rosoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
261 pages, 5 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780763678425
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980348018
Label
Beck, Mal Peet ; with Meg Rosoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
261 pages, 5 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780763678425
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980348018

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