Watkins, Steve Down Sand Mountain

ISBN 13: 9780763648350

Down Sand Mountain

3.55 avg rating
( 134 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780763648350: Down Sand Mountain

In a tale full of humor and poignancy, a sheltered twelve-year-old boy comes of age in a small Florida mining town amid the changing mores of the 1960s.

It's 1966 and Dewey Turner is determined to start the school year right. No more being the brunt of every joke. No more "Deweyitis." But after he stains his face with shoe polish trying to mimic the popular Shoeshine Boy at the minstrel show, he begins seventh grade on an even lower rung, earning the nickname Sambo and being barred from the "whites only" bathroom. The only person willing to talk to him, besides his older brother, Wayne, is fellow outsider Darla Turkel, who wears her hair like Shirley Temple and sings and dances like her, too. Through their friendship, Dewey gains awareness of issues bigger than himself and bigger than his small town of Sand Mountain: issues like race and segregation, the reality of the Vietnam War, abuse, sexuality, and even death and grieving. Written in a riveting, authentic voice, at times light-hearted and humorous and at others devastating and lonely, this deeply affecting story will stay with readers long after the book is closed.


From the Hardcover edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In a tale full of humor and poignancy, a sheltered twelve-year-old boy comes of age in a small Florida mining town amid the changing mores of the 1960s. It s 1966 and Dewey Turner is determined to start the school year right. No more being the brunt of every joke. No more Deweyitis. But after he stains his face with shoe polish trying to mimic the popular Shoeshine Boy at the minstrel show, he begins seventh grade on an even lower rung, earning the nickname Sambo and being barred from the whites only bathroom. The only person willing to talk to him, besides his older brother, Wayne, is fellow outsider Darla Turkel, who wears her hair like Shirley Temple and sings and dances like her, too. Through their friendship, Dewey gains awareness of issues bigger than himself and bigger than his small town of Sand Mountain: issues like race and segregation, the reality of the Vietnam War, abuse, sexuality, and even death and grieving. Written in a riveting, authentic voice, at times light-hearted and humorous and at others devastating and lonely, this deeply affecting story will stay with readers long after the book is closed. From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780763648350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Watkins, Steve
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
CitiRetail
(Lowfield Heath, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 140mm x 24mm x 208mm. Paperback. In a tale full of humor and poignancy, a sheltered twelve-year-old boy comes of age in a small Florida mining town amid the changing mores of the 1960s.It's 1966 and Dewey Turner is determined .Shipping may be from our UK, US or Australian warehouse depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.299. Bookseller Inventory # 9780763648350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In a tale full of humor and poignancy, a sheltered twelve-year-old boy comes of age in a small Florida mining town amid the changing mores of the 1960s. It s 1966 and Dewey Turner is determined to start the school year right. No more being the brunt of every joke. No more Deweyitis. But after he stains his face with shoe polish trying to mimic the popular Shoeshine Boy at the minstrel show, he begins seventh grade on an even lower rung, earning the nickname Sambo and being barred from the whites only bathroom. The only person willing to talk to him, besides his older brother, Wayne, is fellow outsider Darla Turkel, who wears her hair like Shirley Temple and sings and dances like her, too. Through their friendship, Dewey gains awareness of issues bigger than himself and bigger than his small town of Sand Mountain: issues like race and segregation, the reality of the Vietnam War, abuse, sexuality, and even death and grieving. Written in a riveting, authentic voice, at times light-hearted and humorous and at others devastating and lonely, this deeply affecting story will stay with readers long after the book is closed. From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780763648350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Pr, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 327 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # x-0763648353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0763648353 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 13302571

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.75
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0763648353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.24
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 336 pages. In a tale full of humor and poignancy, a sheltered twelve-year-old boy comes of age in a small Florida mining town amid the changing mores of the 1960s. Its 1966 and Dewey Turner is determined to start the school year right. No more being the brunt of every joke. No more Deweyitis. But after he stains his face with shoe polish trying to mimic the popular Shoeshine Boy at the minstrel show, he begins seventh grade on an even lower rung, earning the nickname Sambo and being barred from the whites only bathroom. The only person willing to talk to him, besides his older brother, Wayne, is fellow outsider Darla Turkel, who wears her hair like Shirley Temple and sings and dances like her, too. Through their friendship, Dewey gains awareness of issues bigger than himself and bigger than his small town of Sand Mountain: issues like race and segregation, the reality of the Vietnam War, abuse, sexuality, and even death and grieving. Written in a riveting, authentic voice, at times light-hearted and humorous and at others devastating and lonely, this deeply affecting story will stay with readers long after the book is closed. From the Hardcover edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780763648350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.56
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick (2011)
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0763648353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.42
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0763648353 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2121978913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 24.46
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Watkins, Steve
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763648353 ISBN 13: 9780763648350
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0763648353 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780763648350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 24.47
From Canada to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book