• Dancing Carl

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-07-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the winter life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are 12, Carl appears at the rink, wearing a battered, old leather flight jacket and doing a strange dance that is both beautiful and disturbing to watch.
It is Marsh and Willy who discover the terrible secret behind Carl’s dance, a secret that threatens to destroy him. But a small miracle occurs, and Carl’s dance becomes a fragile and tentative expression of hope and the healing power of love.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
©2012 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Filled with poetry and with life . . . an insightful, beautifully written story.” ( Horn Book)
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