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The Resource City of Thieves

City of Thieves

Label
City of Thieves
Title
City of Thieves
Statement of responsibility
David Benioff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake
Summary
When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2009.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2008.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257303
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
City of Thieves
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0009353379
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781440630583
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
City of Thieves
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0009353379
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781440630583
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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