Swamplandia!

by Karen Russell

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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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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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  • Release date: February 1, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780307595447
  • Release date: February 1, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780307595447
  • File size: 2185 KB
  • Release date: February 1, 2011


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Fiction Literature

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English

Levels

ATOS: 6.3
Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty: 5

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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