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Dodger Boy. The Brain Finds a Leg. Add to Wishlist. Advanced Readers Plus Grades Get Started. Learn More. Spitz is on the run and Miss Volker is the last Norvelt old lady remaining. In the wake of three momentous deaths, young Jack finds himself rushed from one uproarious adventure to another.
Little does he know, however, that Miss Volker has another agenda. Even though she claims to be a pacifist, she becomes more bloodthirsty at each stop in her efforts to catch the murderous Mr. Custer at house E has returned to town.
I asked if she owned a pistol and she said yes, so I advised her to bring it with her and just shoot anyone who tried to poison her. I guess I should have made Norvelt sound more dangerous, but I thought all those old-lady murders in a row would keep her at bay. Honestly, without guns how do you think old ladies ever get kissed? Tailors look at people and know the size of their suits. Dad looks at people and knows the size of their coffins. Custer returned to make her last stand.
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Not Custer! She may be the last dessert but not the last stand. It held its ground. I had read about General Custer and how he and his troops slaughtered Indians on the Montana plains until the Indians had had enough of it. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn the Indians turned the tables on General Custer and slaughtered the troops right down to the last man standing—and then they killed him too.
I could imagine that bloody battle as if I were the last man killed and scalped and I felt a pressure build up in my nose kind of like when a steaming teakettle is just about to whistle. I thought for sure I was on the brink of my old bloody nose blasts, but after a moment the pressure retreated.
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The dam of scar tissue in my nose was still holding strong, and I dropped down from the lowest joist and landed next to Bunny. Make it one step scarier. Use your noodle. I could be Spizz. And besides, Bunny was jumping up and down and waving her sausage arms as if she were on fire. Murderer Spizz!
My dad bought it from the town and is planning to weld a passenger seat on the back and charge tourists a buck to ride it on a tour of the remaining dead-old-lady houses. She leaned forward and whispered in my ear. The two of you should be horsewhipped for making fun of dead old ladies. Then she lifted the handles of the wheelbarrow and buzzed off like a small outboard engine at the back end of a river barge. Once she left, Miss Volker turned to me. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Kids' Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist.
USD 8. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal—winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches. In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.
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