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Slake's Limbo

121 Days

About The Book

This is the story about survival, and about a 13-year-old misfit's attempts to find footing in a hostile and threatening world.

Desperate, driven, harassed to the breaking point, Slake decides to go underground -- into the sheltering depths of the New York City Subway where he ends up staying for one hundred and twenty-one days.

About The Author

Felice Holman is an author of teen novels best known for her book 'Slake's Limbo' (1974), in which the eponymous character - Aremis Slake -lives beneath the subway in a small room, his cave.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (May 31, 1986)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689710667
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ Y These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults

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