The Resource A wish in the dark, Christina Soontornvat

A wish in the dark, Christina Soontornvat

Label
A wish in the dark
Title
A wish in the dark
Statement of responsibility
Christina Soontornvat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man -- the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong's prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat's twist on Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice -- and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark. - Publisher
  • This Thai-inspired twist on Hugo's Les Misérables follows Pong, who escapes prison hoping to find a fairer world, and Nok, who pursues him through a world that makes her question every truth she holds dear
Awards note
  • Newbery Honor, 2021.
  • Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, 2021.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soontornvat, Christina,
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Intended audience source
Candlewick Press
Interest level
MG
LC call number
  • PZ7.1.S677
  • PS3619.O666
LC item number
  • Wis 2020
  • W57 2020
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Ex-convicts
  • Social problems
  • JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
  • Thailand
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
A wish in the dark, Christina Soontornvat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1127828873
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781536204940
Lccn
2020901923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A wish in the dark, Christina Soontornvat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1127828873
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781536204940
Lccn
2020901923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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