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The Resource The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar

The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar

Label
The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker
Title
The cardturner
Title remainder
a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker
Statement of responsibility
Louis Sachar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner -- whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him. -- Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life. Through Alton's wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality -- and inspires readers to think and think again
Biographical or historical data
Louis Sachar is the author of the award winning Small Steps and the New York Times #1 bestseller Holes, as well as Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake. He is an avid bridge player. His books for younger readers include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many other books.
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sachar, Louis
Dewey number
j813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.S1185
LC item number
Car 2010eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Uncles
  • Blind
  • Rich people
  • Contract bridge
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/5140AB66-B9D6-4188-8E59-A27263B39BEB/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=F34976BD-F432-4AA1-8CFB-16BFB448344C
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Description based on publisher data
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385670210
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn869820386
  • (OCoLC)869820386
Label
The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/5140AB66-B9D6-4188-8E59-A27263B39BEB/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=F34976BD-F432-4AA1-8CFB-16BFB448344C
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Description based on publisher data
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385670210
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn869820386
  • (OCoLC)869820386

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