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Author Key, Watt.

Title Alabama moon / Watt Key.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Fiction  HI Key    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 294 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary After the death of his father, ten-year-old Moon leaves their forest shelter home and is sent to an Alabama institution, becoming entangled in the outside world he has never known and making good friends, a relentless enemy, and finally a new life. I could trap my own food and make my own clothes. I could find my way by the stars and make fire in the rain. Pap said he even figured I could whip somebody three times my size. He wasn't worried about me. For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand, apparent property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.
Study Program AR RL 4th PHS
Subject Orphans -- Fiction.
Wilderness survival -- Fiction.
Bullies -- Fiction.
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
Alabama -- Fiction.
ISBN 0374301840
Standard No. IG# 0374301840
YDXCP 2495915

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