The Cardturner

by Louis Sachar

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Books of the Month - <b>July</b>

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June 2010 Book of the Month.

 

Best-selling author Louis Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just  as famous and popular  for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of  warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose  lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his great and unusual stories and for his exceptional  understanding of some of the challenges of growing up.

The Cardturner Synopsis

When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise!

The Cardturner Press Reviews

'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction'
Independent on Sunday

'Readers need not be card sharks to appreciate this unusual story; in fact, they will soon realize they've been dealt more than cards in this narrative of how big ideas and unforgettable characters affect Alton as he learns to take charge of his life and play his own hand. Intelligent readers will love this work it's in the cards'
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ISBN: 9781408808504
Publication date: 01/06/2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408808504
Publication date: 1st June 2010
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month,
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About Louis Sachar

Julia Eccleshare, our very own editorial expert as well as Children's Books Editor of the Guardian says of Louis:Best-selling author Louise Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just  as famous and popular  for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of  warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose  lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his ...

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