Beartown
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Uniform Title:
Contributors:
Smith, Neil translator.
Series:
Beartown volume 1.
Published:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
Physical Desc:
689 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Status:
Description
A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorWinning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to most people, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. This emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story explores what can happen when we carry the weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781410498120 (hardcover), 1410498123 (hardcover)
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.8, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
840

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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.
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In English, translated from the Swedish.
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APA Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. Beartown. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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