The Resource The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel, A.E. Hotchner

The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel, A.E. Hotchner

Label
The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel
Title
The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
A.E. Hotchner
Title variation
Adventures of Aaron Broom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Street-savvy, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom is guarding his father's car when he witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewelry store across the street. To Aaron's shock, his father, a travelling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Despite seeing the real killer flee the scene, Aaron can't do much to help in the moment, as no-one will take a kid's word for it. Undaunted, Aaron enlists an unlikely band of friends and helpful adults to clear his father's name. Aaron's unusual mission is complicated by the painful realities of the Depression: his father's longtime business folded, leaving the family in financial straits; his mother is in a sanatorium after nearly dying of tuberculosis. So Aaron is forced to fend for himself while his father is held in wrongful custody. He ducks truant officers and nosy neighbors, landlords and social workers, and he bums meals from friends and relatives alike. As they dig into the details of the case, these unconventional detectives reveal a cover-up that goes much deeper than a jewelry-store heist gone sour. Through it all, Aaron's optimistic narration and plucky resourcefulness shine through
Summary
A boy who is not believed after witnessing a robbery gone wrong teams up with an unlikely band of friends and helpful adults to clear suspicion from his father's name
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677156
Cataloging source
BT
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Hotchner, A. E
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Depressions
  • False imprisonment
  • Jewelry theft
  • Fathers and sons
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel, A.E. Hotchner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780385543583
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel, A.E. Hotchner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780385543583
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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