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Mamba Point

By Kurtis Scaletta

When his dad gets a job at the U.S. embassy in Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus Tuttle knows it's his chance for a fresh start. Instead of being his typical anxious self, from now on he'll be cooler and bolder: the new Linus.
 
But as soon as his family gets off the plane, they see a black mamba--one of the deadliest snakes in Africa. Linus's parents insist mambas are rare, but the neighborhood is called Mamba Point, and Linus can barely go outside without tripping over one--he's sure the venomous serpents are drawn to him. Then he hears about kasengs, and the belief that some people have a deep, mysterious connection to certain animals.
 
Unless Linus wants to hide in his apartment forever (drawing or playing games with the strange kid downstairs while his older brother meets girls and hangs out at the pool), he has to get over his fear of his kaseng animal. Soon he's not only keeping a black mamba in his laundry hamper; he's also feeling braver than ever before. Is it his resolution to become the new Linus, or does his sudden confidence have something to do with his scaly new friend?
 
From Kurtis Scaletta, author of Mudville, comes a humorous and compelling story of a boy learning about himself through unexpected friends, a fascinating place, and an extraordinary animal.

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Publish Date

2010

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9780375861802


Format: Book
Author: Scaletta, Kurtis
Summary: After moving with his family to Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus discovers that he has a mystical connection with the black mamba, one of the deadliest snakes in Africa, which he is told will give him some of the snake's characteristics. Includes facts about the author's experiences as a thirteen-year-old American living in Liberia in 1982.
Title: Mamba Point / Kurtis Scaletta.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Subject: Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction Americans -- Liberia -- Juvenile fiction. Black mamba -- Juvenile fiction. Snakes -- Juvenile fiction. Families -- Liberia -- Juvenile fiction. Courage -- Juvenile fiction Supernatural -- Juvenile fiction Liberia -- History -- 1980- -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780375861802 (trade hardcover) 0375861807 (trade hardcover) 9780375961809 (library binding) 0375961801 (library binding) 9780375854729 (pbk.)
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System Items Available: 17
System Items Total: 19
Call Number: C Scaletta
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Format: Book
Author: Scaletta, Kurtis
Summary: After moving with his family to Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus discovers that he has a mystical connection with the black mamba, one of the deadliest snakes in Africa, which he is told will give him some of the snake's characteristics. Includes facts about the author's experiences as a thirteen-year-old American living in Liberia in 1982.
Title: Mamba Point / Kurtis Scaletta.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Description: 268 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Americans -- Liberia -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Black mamba -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Snakes -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Liberia -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Courage -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Supernatural -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Liberia -- History -- 1980- -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2009022084
ISBN: 9780375861802 (trade hardcover)
ISBN: 0375861807 (trade hardcover)
ISBN: 9780375961809 (library binding)
ISBN: 0375961801 (library binding)
ISBN: 9780375854729 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 17
Total Copies: 19
Call Number: C Scaletta