Paperboy /

When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

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Main Author: Vawter, Vince, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Delacorte Press : Imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2013]
Edition:First edition.
Series:Paperboy ; 1.
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Main Author:Vawter, Vince, author.
Summary:When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend's paper route for the month of July, he knows he'll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything.

The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble--and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger.

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Copyright:©2013
General Notes:Jacket art by Chris Sheban ; book design by Kenny Holcomb.
Physical Description:224 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves : portrait ; 22 cm.
Awards:Newbery Honor Book.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
ISBN:9780385742443 (hardcover)
0385742444 (hardcover)
9780375990588 (glb)
0375990585 (glb)
9780307931511
030793151X
Author Notes:

VINCE VAWTER, a native of Memphis, retired after a 40-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and pubisher of the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana. Paperboy is his first novel.

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