A painted house : a novel
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Published
New York : Doubleday, c2001.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
ISBN
038550120X
Physical Desc
388 pages ; 25 cm.
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 19
Lexile measure
780L
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Bedford - FictionFIC GrishamOn Shelf
Manchester City Library - Fiction - Main Floor - Fiction ShelvesFICTION GRISHAM, J.Shelving Cart
Merrimack Public Library - FictionFIC GRIOn Shelf
Nesmith Library - Fiction - Adult AreaF GRIOn Shelf
Wadleigh Memorial Library - Fiction - Adult FictionF GRISHAMOn Shelf

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Published
New York : Doubleday, c2001.
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
038550120X
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.8, 19 Points
Lexile measure
780

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Description
The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a "good crop." Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.
Target Audience
780,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,19.0,46843.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Grisham, J. (2001). A painted house: a novel . Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Grisham, John. 2001. A Painted House: A Novel. Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Grisham, John. A Painted House: A Novel Doubleday, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Grisham, John. A Painted House: A Novel Doubleday, 2001.

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