Get curbside service details on our blog.

Book drops are open at all locations except Edmondson Pike.

The unnameables

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pub. Date:
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
Medford lives on a neat, orderly island called--simply--Island. Islanders like names that say exactly what a thing (or a person) is or does. Nothing less. Islanders like things (and people) to do what their names say they will. Nothing more. In fact, everything on Island is named for its purpose, even the people who inhabit it. But Medford Runyuin is different. A foundling, he has a meaningless last name that is just one of many reminders that he's an outsider. And, to make matters worse, Medford's been keeping a big secret, one that could get him banished from Island forever. When the smelliest, strangest, unruliest creature Island has ever seen comes barreling right into his rigid world, Medford can't help but start to question the rules he's been trying to follow his entire life. A whimsical fantasy debut about belonging, the dangers of forgetting history, and the Usefulness of art, The Unnameables is one of the funniest stories of friendship you'll ever read, with a cast of characters you'll never forget. AUTHOR: ELLEN BOORAEM was an award-winning journalist for numerous Maine newspapers for thirty years until she decided to devote her time to her writing. She lives in Brooklin, Maine, where in addition to fiction writer, she is a mentor, writing coach, and substitute teacher. She is also a founding director of the Brooklin Youth Corps, a summertime self-esteem program for teenagers. The Unnameables is her first children's novel.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 4.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c52b1a2d-2ae5-53b5-27e7-2de0eabf8ff8
Grouping Title unnameables
Grouping Author booraem ellen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-08-15 23:38:53PM
Last Indexed 2020-10-26 01:24:50AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 10
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.8
author Booraem, Ellen.
author_display Booraem, Ellen
available_at_school Donelson Middle
JFK Middle
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction
J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction
display_description On an island in whose strict society only useful objects are named and the unnamed are ignored or forbidden, thirteen-year-old Medford encounters an unusual and powerful creature, half-man, half-goat, and together they attempt to bring some changes to the community.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id c52b1a2d-2ae5-53b5-27e7-2de0eabf8ff8
isbn 9780152063689
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000328851 A02060820 Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction F BOO 1 false false On Shelf 46260
ils:CARL0000328851 A01798812 J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction F BOO 1 false false On Shelf 4H498
MackinVIA:MLM03199058 MLM03199058 MackinVIA Online MackinVIA eBook eBook 1 false true MackinVIA Available Online MackinVIA
last_indexed 2020-10-26T06:24:50.298Z
lexile_score 690
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F BOO
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Donelson Middle
JFK Middle
primary_isbn 9780152063689
publishDate 2008
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000328851 Book Books 1st ed. English Harcourt, c2008. xii, 317 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
MackinVIA:MLM03199058 eBook eBook English Harcourt, c2008. 1 online resource (xii, 318 p.) : maps ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000328851 A02060820 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000328851 A01798812 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
MackinVIA:MLM03199058 MLM03199058 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Change -- Fiction
Electronic books
Friendship -- Fiction
Satyrs (Greek mythology) -- Fiction
Utopian fiction
Utopias -- Fiction
title_display The unnameables
title_full The unnameables / Ellen Booraem
The unnameables [electronic resource] / Ellen Booraem
title_short The unnameables
topic_facet Change
Satyrs (Greek mythology)