Hardcover Annick Press, 2015
Price: USD 17.76
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Dewey: -Fic-; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 6.1
AR 5.1 MG 1 179412EN


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Translation of: Elefantmannen.;Includes bibliographical references. "Based on the famous true story of Joseph Merrick"--Dust jacket.

From the Publisher
An unforgettable story of immense courage and an unbreakable spirit.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Annick Press
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Tracings: Hodnefjeld, Hilde, 1966- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-55451-778-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55451-778-7
  • Follett Number: 0969GU3
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 6.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.1
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 179412EN

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews, 06/01/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 09/07/15
  • Resource Links, 04/01/16
  • School Library Connection, 04/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (February 15, 2016 (Online))
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