Alabama moon

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I could trap my own food and make my own clothes. I could find my way by the stars and make fire in the rain. Pap said he even figured I could whip somebody three times my size. He wasn't worried about me.

For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand, apparent property of the government he has been avoiding all his life.As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

In this compelling, action-packed book, Watt Key gives us the thrilling coming-of-age story of the unique and extremely appealing Moon.

Alabama Moon is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Grouping Title alabama moon
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-17 01:09:03AM
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subject_facet Abenteuer, Adventure, Alabama, Alabama -- Juvenile fiction, Bud Werner Memorial Library - Book Buzz kits, Bud Werner Memorial Library - Book Club kits, Bullying, Bullying -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Freundschaft, Government, Resistance to, Government, Resistance to -- Juvenile fiction, Heim, Juvenile works, Orphans, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Sohn, Tod, Vater, Waisenkind, Wilderness survival, Wilderness survival -- Juvenile fiction, Wildnis, Young adult fiction, Überleben
title_display Alabama moon
title_full Alabama Moon / Watt Key, Alabama Moon Key, Watt., Alabama moon / Watt Key, Alabama moon : book club kit Key, Watt.
title_short Alabama moon
topic_facet Abenteuer, Bullying, Freundschaft, Government, Resistance to, Heim, Orphans, Sohn, Tod, Vater, Waisenkind, Wilderness survival, Wildnis, Young adult fiction, Überleben