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Revolver

by Sedgwick, Marcus.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
Available (11)
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA SEDGWICK Marcus
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA SEDGWICK Marcus
 
 
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Sedgwick
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Sedgwick
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Sedgwick
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Sedgwick
 
 
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F SEDGWICK 2010 CRAFTON 5/10
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F SEDGWICK 2010 CRAFTON 5/10
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Young Adult YA FIC SED
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA FIC SED
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC SEDGW
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA FIC SEDGW
 
 
Northland Public Library Teen YA FIC SEDGWICK
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Teen
 
Call Number  YA FIC SEDGWICK
 
 
Penn Hills Library Youth Y SED
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Youth
 
Call Number  Y SED
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j SED
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j SED
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult Teen Fic Sed
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  Teen Fic Sed
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA SED
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sedgwick's historical mystery, set in the Arctic Circle in 1899 and 1910, makes good use of the word chilling. Outside their remote Scandinavian village, Sig's father dies of exposure after trying to rush home across a frozen lake. The reason for his carelessness becomes apparent to Sig when a hulking beast of a man arrives at their tiny shack with a Colt revolver, demanding his share of a stolen wealth of gold. But Sig has his own Colt hidden in the storeroom, and some very pressing questions. Who is this brute at the door? Is there really a hidden treasure? And, most importantly, can he bring himself to use that revolver to save himself and his family? As the claustrophobic tension in the Arctic cabin mounts, Sedgwick doles out bits of backstory set a decade earlier in the Alaska gold rush, and the climax reveals that there hasn't been a single superfluous detail in the intricate, freezer-burn buildup. A carefully crafted story effectively rigidified by taut plotting and the crystalline atmospherics of its isolated setting.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in 1910, 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the Scandinavian town of Giron, this intense survival story is propelled by a relentless sense of danger and bone-chilling cold. Einar, teenage Sig's father, has died after a fall through the ice. But the harsh environment pales in comparison with the ruthless stranger, Gunther Wolff, who demands from Sig and his sister the gold their father allegedly stole from him a decade earlier in the Alaska Gold Rush. Sedgwick (My Swordhand Is Singing) reveals the truth in riveting, gemlike scenes that juggle time periods, points of view, and the family's divided worldview, epitomized by Einar's Colt revolver. "Guns are evil. Evil, Einar," says Sig's pacifist mother, while the more pragmatic Einar believes his Colt is "the most beautiful thing in the world." In the end, the gun plays a pivotal role as Sig must shape his own view and act accordingly. Gracefully weaving in sources as diverse as the Old Testament story of Job and an 1896 ad for the revolver, Sedgwick lures his readers into deeper thinking while they savor this thrillingly told tale. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fathers -- Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Revenge -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Arctic regions -- Juvenile fiction.
Arctic regions -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2010
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Description 204 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781596435926 (hardcover)
1596435925 (hardcover)
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