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Swamplandia! [electronic Resource]

By Karen Russell, 1981-

A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2011

Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

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Swamplandia!

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2011

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9780307595447


Format: Ebook
Author: Russell, Karen, 1981-
Summary: Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the smamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting. This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking.
Title: Swamplandia! [electronic resource] / Karen Russell.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Subject: Girls -- Fiction Mothers -- Death -- Fiction Motherless families -- Fiction Amusement parks -- Fiction Alligators -- Fiction. Everglades (Fla.) -- Fiction Ten Thousand Islands (Fla.) -- Fiction.
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Isbn: 9780307595447 (electronic bk.) 0307595447 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PS3618.U755 S93 2011eb
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Format: Ebook
Author: Russell, Karen, 1981-
Summary: Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the smamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting. This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking.
Title: Swamplandia! [electronic resource] / Karen Russell.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (315 p.)
Subjects: Girls -- Fiction
Subjects: Mothers -- Death -- Fiction
Subjects: Motherless families -- Fiction
Subjects: Amusement parks -- Fiction
Subjects: Alligators -- Fiction.
Subjects: Everglades (Fla.) -- Fiction
Subjects: Ten Thousand Islands (Fla.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F5B339BF-B33F-434A-B1C5-7580D87553AD Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F5B339BF-B33F-434A-B1C5-7580D87553AD Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780307595447 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307595447 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PS3618.U755 S93 2011eb