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The unnameables
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Published:
Orlando [Fla.] : Harcourt, c2008.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xii, 317 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
690L
Rating:
Ages 10 and up.
Status:
Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction
F BOO
J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction
F BOO
Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780152063689, 0152063684
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
690

Notes

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.
Target Audience
Ages 10 and up.
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Booraem, E. (2008). The unnameables. Orlando [Fla.]: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Booraem, Ellen. 2008. The Unnameables. Orlando [Fla.]: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Booraem, Ellen, The Unnameables. Orlando [Fla.]: Harcourt, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Booraem, Ellen. The Unnameables. Orlando [Fla.]: Harcourt, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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