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The Cardturner Audio CD

Written by Louis Sachar

Books of the Month Featured Books for 13+ readers General Fiction

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The worldwide bestselling author of Holes takes readers on a journey right into the extraordinary and obsessive world of bridge.  Don’t be put off by this central theme before having a read of the extract on Lovereading4kids.  Alton Richards is sent over to help his rich and ailing Uncle Lester by reading the cards he turns while he plays bridge. Uncle Lester is a champion player; Alton knows absolutely nothing about the game. How Lester teaches Alton about the game and about the power and magic of card playing and especially the all important skill of remembering numbers and cards is an all absorbing eye opener into a world of rules and codes and fierce competition.  Revelatory and brilliant.

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The Cardturner Audio CD Synopsis

The Audio CD version of the book by Louis Sachar. When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise!

The Cardturner Audio CD Press Reviews

'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction'
Independent on Sunday

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ISBN: 9781408811504
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408811504
Publication date: 7th June 2010
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Louis Sachar

Julia Eccleshare, our very own editorial expert as well as Children's Books Editor of the Guardian says of Louis: Best-selling author Louis Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just as famous and popular for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his great and unusual stories ...

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