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The Resource The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel, David Wroblewski

The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel, David Wroblewski

Label
The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel
Title
The story of Edgar Sawtelle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Wroblewski
Title variation
Edgar Sawtelle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires--spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward
Summary
A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2008.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Best Author Discovery, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257559
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel, David Wroblewski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14956613
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st HarperLuxe ed.
Extent
904 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780061768088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn244067375
  • (OCoLC)244067375
Label
The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel, David Wroblewski
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14956613
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st HarperLuxe ed.
Extent
904 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780061768088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn244067375
  • (OCoLC)244067375

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