Beartown
(Large Print)

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Contributors
Smith, Neil translator.
Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition ; Unabridged.
ISBN
9781410498120, 1410498123
Physical Desc
689 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lexile measure
840L
Rating
840L
Status
Elysian Area Library - Adult Large Print Fiction
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Montgomery Public Library - Adult Large Print Fiction
Large Print FICTION Backman
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Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Edition
Large print edition ; Unabridged.
Language
English
ISBN
9781410498120, 1410498123
Lexile measure
840

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Description
Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.
Target Audience
840L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,21,196751.
Language
Translated from the Swedish.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Backman, F., & Smith, N. (2017). Beartown (Large print edition ; Unabridged.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Neil Smith. 2017. Beartown. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Neil Smith. Beartown Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. Beartown Large print edition ; Unabridged., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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