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Revolver

Sedgwick, Marcus (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold.
Authors: Sedgwick, Marcus
Title: Revolver
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: 204 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Originally published: London : Orion Children's, 2009.
Summary: Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
ISBN: 1596435925
9781596435926
Statement of Responsibility: Marcus Sedgwick
Subject Headings: Arctic regions Fiction. Arctic regions Juvenile fiction. Revenge Fiction. Fathers Death Fiction. Revenge Juvenile fiction. Fathers Death Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Revenge
Fathers
Revenge
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Jul 18, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good. very well written but 2 short.

Jun 24, 2013
  • TC2011 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written.

Jun 04, 2013
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Suspense lovers will devour this taut, high-stakes story by British author Marcus Sedgwick. Situated in the sparsely populated Arctic Circle in 1910, Sig Andersson sits with the frozen corpse of this father and a Colt revolver. A mysterious knock at the door changes everything and leads to an explosive ending that will satisfy and surprise.

Nov 20, 2011
  • wallyb rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really solid story about a boy who must unravel his father's death-by-freezing. When an old debt comes due and a man who's been stalking the family for 10 years finds the boy tending his father's corpse, the boy must figure out how to survive the encounter; the man clearly believes the boy (and maybe his older sister) know where their father hid some gold from his days as an assayist for a Yukon gold broker. The boy's one weapon is a Colt revolver hidden in a storeroom, but it turns out he has more resources than that alone.

Jun 02, 2011
  • 2ProFoU rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

gripping

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Jul 18, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jun 16, 2010
  • SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is 1910 in a tiny arctic cabin near Giron in Swedish Lapland and 14 year old Sig sits alone in a cabin with the corpse of his father.

His father had fallen through the ice a short time ago and Sig sits waiting for his step-mother and older sister to bring help from the town.

There is a knock at the door and Sig opens it.

Instead of help from the town, a huge bear like man forces his way into the cabin.

His name is Wolff and he claims that Sig’s father owes him a share of a fortune in gold. Wolff is threatening to do something terrible to Sig and his family if he doesn’t get the gold.

Sig has no idea where the gold is but he does know that there is a loaded revolver in the cabin store room.

What is the mystery of the hidden gold and will Sig end up using the revolver to protect himself and his family?

Grades 8-10 , 204 pages

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Jul 18, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A girl as most gets raped by a man.

Jul 18, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some. Threats and shooting.

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