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The Resource Beck, Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Beck, Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Label
Beck
Title
Beck
Statement of responsibility
Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Orphaned as a child and sent to live among religious caretakers in Canada, Beck endures harsh labor and searches for love while traveling back and forth across the American border during the height of the Great Depression
Summary
Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America. Born from a street liaison between a poor young woman and an African soldier in the 1900s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man. A picaresque novel set during the Depression as experienced by a young black man, it depicts great pain but has an uplifting and inspiring conclusion. Ages 14+
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548780
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peet, Mal
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
790
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.P3564
LC item number
Bec 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rosoff, Meg
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressions
  • Depressions
  • Orphans
  • Bildungsromans
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Beck, Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Manuscript completed by Meg Rosoff." - tp verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 266)
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
20905138
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780763678425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn980348018
Label
Beck, Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Manuscript completed by Meg Rosoff." - tp verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 266)
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
20905138
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780763678425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn980348018

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