The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker (Paperback)
 
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The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker (Paperback)

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    The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his b......more

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The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner.
But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. There is Trapp's longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family.
Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda, as he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.

LOUIS SACHAR is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Holes and the award-winning Small Steps, as well as Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake. Louis Sachar is an avid bridge player.

Author:
Sachar, Louis
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Games
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Audience:
Young adult
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
336
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ember
Publish Date:
10/11/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780385736633
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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