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The Resource Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick

Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick

Label
Never fall down : a novel
Title
Never fall down
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patricia McCormick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. When soldiers arrive at his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid, dancing to rock n roll, hustling for spare change, and selling ice cream with his brother. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children, weak from hunger, malaria, or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return. And he learns to be invisible to the sadistic Khmer Rouge, who can give or take away life on a whim. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. In order to survive, he must quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demand, and steal food to keep the other kids alive. This decision saves his life, but it puts him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. He lives by the simple credo: Over and over I tell myself one thing: never fall down. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace,
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, 2012.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormick, Patricia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.M13679
  • PS3613.C3828
LC item number
  • Nev 2012
  • N48 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • Party of Democratic Kampuchea
  • Soldiers
  • Genocide
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / Other
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/1/9780061730931.tif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--Copyright p
  • On pbk. t.p.: "Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1349152
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780061730955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011052211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1349152
  • (Sirsi) 1349152
  • (OCoLC)757483703
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/1/9780061730931.tif
Publication
Note
  • "This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--Copyright p
  • On pbk. t.p.: "Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1349152
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780061730955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011052211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1349152
  • (Sirsi) 1349152
  • (OCoLC)757483703

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