The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-in-the-moon Marigolds

Paperback | March 29, 2005

byPaul Zindel

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The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister, Ruth, suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and 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.

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The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister, Ruth, suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive...

Paul Zindel (1936-2003) was discovered in the mid-1960?s by Charlotte Zolotow, who had seen a television production of his Pulitzer Prize?winning play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man?in?the?Moon Marigolds and decided that Zindel must try his hand at young adult fiction. Mr. Zindel went on to become a pioneer in the genre as we know it...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.28 inPublished:March 29, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060757388

ISBN - 13:9780060757380

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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