The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

by Paul Zindel (Author)

Reading Level: 6th − 7th Grade
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, author of the beloved bestselling novel The Pigman, which Publishers Weekly called "remarkable...a story that will not be denied." Fans of modern classics such as The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher will find much to love in Paul Zindel's books. The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets.But despite the chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her dreams alive. Tillie--keeper of rabbits, dreamer of atoms, true believer in life, hope, and the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds...Paul Zindel's work is bestselling, critically acclaimed, and passionately embraced by generations of readers.
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Publication date
March 20, 2005
BISAC categories
YAF058110 - Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
YAF058130 - Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes | Homelessness & Poverty
YAF037000 - Young Adult Fiction | Loners & Outcasts
YAF018060 - Young Adult Fiction | Family | Parents
YAF058140 - Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes | Mental Illness
YAF047050 - Young Adult Fiction | Performing Arts | Theater & Musicals
YAF058170 - Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes | Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social
YAF009000 - Young Adult Fiction | Classics
YAF002040 - Young Adult Fiction | Animals | Pets
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