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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Suitable for young adults, this book tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy.

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ISBN 9781783442010
Barcode 9781783442010
Published 2 March 2015 by Andersen Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
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ISBN-13 9781783442010
ISBN-10 1783442018
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
Imprint Andersen Press Ltd
Publication Date 2 March 2015
International Publication Date 29 January 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
Category The Arts (Visual, Performing, Music)
Adventure Stories
Truancy & Exclusion From School
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 238g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 521910

Description of this Book

An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. It is illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A gem of a book ... may be Sherman Alexie's best work yet New York Times It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks Guardian A remarkable tale that is sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages to come USA Today Emotionally spring-loaded, linguistically gymnastic and devastatingly funny San Francisco Bay Guardian A coming-of-age story so well observed that its very rootedness in one specific culture is also what lends its universality -- starred review Publishers Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sherman Alexie is the author of Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and The Toughest Indian in the World. His books have earned him a citation from the PEN Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction, the Before Columbus Foundation's America Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize.

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