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The Resource Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick

Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick

Label
Never fall down : a novel
Title
Never fall down
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patricia McCormick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. When soldiers arrive at his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid, dancing to rock n roll, hustling for spare change, and selling ice cream with his brother. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children, weak from hunger, malaria, or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return. And he learns to be invisible to the sadistic Khmer Rouge, who can give or take away life on a whim. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. In order to survive, he must quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demand, and steal food to keep the other kids alive. This decision saves his life, but it puts him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. He lives by the simple credo: Over and over I tell myself one thing: never fall down. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace,
  • "Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • National Book Award Finalist, 2012.
  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
index present
LC call number
PZ7.M13679
LC item number
Nev 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn757483703
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780061730931
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011052211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1409938
Label
Never fall down : a novel, Patricia McCormick
Publication
Note
"This is a work of fiction based on a true story."--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn757483703
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780061730931
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011052211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1409938

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