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Bucking the Sarge
(Book)

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Average Rating
Published:
New York : Laurel-Leaf, 2006, c2004.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
259 pages ; 18 cm.
Lexile measure:
1000L
Rating:
5.5.
Status:
Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Fiction
F CUR
Oliver Middle - Teen Fiction
F CUR
Description
Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off the sucker path." The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther's just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge's Evil Empire--but he's about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he'll be on track for college and a future as America's best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he's got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint's finest undertaker--and the love of Luther's life. Sparky's escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world's scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther's mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE'M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge's go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 : "An exceptional first novel."-- Publishers Weekly , Starred "Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."-- School Library Journal , Starred Praise for Bud, Not Buddy : "Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud." -- School Library Journal , Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780440413318 :
Lexile measure:
1000

Notes

General Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2004.
General Note
A readers guide at end of book.
Description
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher.
Target Audience
5.5.
Target Audience
Young Adult,Follett Library Resources.
Target Audience
1000,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG,5.8,10.0,80633,612.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Curtis, C. P. (20062004). Bucking the Sarge. New York: Laurel-Leaf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Curtis, Christopher Paul. 20062004. Bucking the Sarge. New York: Laurel-Leaf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Curtis, Christopher Paul, Bucking the Sarge. New York: Laurel-Leaf, 20062004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bucking the Sarge. New York: Laurel-Leaf, 20062004. 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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