All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

The seventh most important thing

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
This "luminescent" ( Kirkus Reviews ) story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff's Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter's Paperboy. NOMINATED FOR 16 STATE AWARDS! AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK AN ILA TEACHERS CHOICE A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge--he is ready to send Arthur to juvie forever. Amazingly, it's the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service . . . working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can't believe it--is he really supposed to rummage through people's trash? But it isn't long before Arthur realizes there's more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the "trash" he's collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. . . . Inspired by the work of folk artist James Hampton, Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. "A moving exploration of how there is often so much more than meets the eye." -- Booklist, starred review "There are so many things to love about this book. Remarkable. " -- The Christian Science Monitor
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780553497298
9781511359733
9780553497304
9781501256882
9780553497281
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.1, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
760L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6ad38db9-339c-6c4e-b113-8249a4adca90
Full title seventh most important thing
Author pearsall shelley
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:18:59PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 00:06:14AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 8
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.1
auth_author2 Podehl, Nick,, Podehl, Nick.
author Pearsall, Shelley.
author2-role Findaway World, LLC., Playaway Digital Audio., Podehl, Nick,narrator., Podehl, Nick.
author_display Pearsall, Shelley
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Kids Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Kids Fiction, Green Hills - Kids Audiobook, Green Hills - Kids Fiction, Main Library - Kids Audiobook, Main Library - Kids Fiction, Southeast - Kids Audiobook, Southeast - Kids Fiction
display_description "In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Playaway, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 6ad38db9-339c-6c4e-b113-8249a4adca90
isbn 9780553497281, 9780553497298, 9780553497304, 9781501256882, 9781511359733
item_details ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663368|Edmondson Pike - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663376|Green Hills - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663384|Main Library - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663392|Southeast - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||In Transit for Hold||SE||, ils:CARL0000469786|A02099652|Margaret Allen Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||40100||, ils:CARL0000469786|A02101716|Maplewood High - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, ils:CARL0000469786|A02105968|Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4E410||, ils:CARL0000469786|A02145510|Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00751096|Two Rivers Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4U730||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00751198|Rose Park Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4T675||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00751300|Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||48275||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00751437|West End Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4V770||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00751638|Hill, H. G. Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4F434||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00752250|Madison Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4L545||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00752351|Oliver Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4S612||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00752540|Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4E410||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00752629|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Fiction|HIS F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4O563||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00752849|Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4N555||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00753086|Goodlettsville Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4B355||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00753383|McMurray Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4K540||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00753486|Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00753574|Wright Middle - Teen Fiction|HIST F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4X805||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00754029|Creswell Arts Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4W783||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00754141|Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4M551||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00754254|Litton Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4I510||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00754365|Dupont Hadley Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||47270||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00754590|Bellevue Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||44130||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00754703|Haynes Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4D400||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00755319|Croft Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||45238||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00756783|Gra-Mar Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4C365||, ils:CARL0000469786|B00757243|Jere Baxter Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||43120||, ils:CARL0000469786|FF00107025|John Early Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||49285||, ils:CARL0000469786|TT00008487|Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||48275||, ils:CARL0000469786|TT00009032|J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4H498||, ils:CARL0000469786|TT00009357|Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|F PEA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4M551||, ils:CARL0000470190|35192047733419|Bellevue - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000470190|35192047733427|Green Hills - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||GH||, ils:CARL0000470190|35192047733435|Main Library - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||In Transit for Hold||MN||, ils:CARL0000475167|35192048205755|Southeast - Kids Audiobook|PLAYAWAY JUV Fiction Pearsal|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, overdrive:1479dbe8-2716-41c8-91db-529ba6bf01c3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-05-24T05:06:14.254Z
lexile_score 760
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog JUV Fiction Pearsal, PLAYAWAY JUV Fiction Pearsal, jCD AUDIO Fiction Pearsal
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780553497298
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000469786|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|[2015]|278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000470190|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Brilliance Audio,|2015.|5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000475167|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,|[2015]|1 audio media player (340 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:1479dbe8-2716-41c8-91db-529ba6bf01c3|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Children's Books|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663368|Currently Unavailable|On Hold Shelf|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663376|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663384|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000469786|35192047663392|Currently Unavailable|In Transit for Hold|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470190|35192047733419|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470190|35192047733427|Currently Unavailable|In Transit|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470190|35192047733435|Currently Unavailable|In Transit for Hold|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000475167|35192048205755|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:1479dbe8-2716-41c8-91db-529ba6bf01c3|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Artists -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Community service (Punishment) -- Juvenile fiction, Folk art -- Juvenile fiction, Hampton, James, -- 1909-1964 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The seventh most important thing
title_full The Seventh Most Important Thing, The seventh most important thing / Shelley Pearsall, The seventh most important thing [sound recording] / Shelley Pearsall
title_short The seventh most important thing
title_sub
topic_facet African Americans, Artists, Children's audiobooks, Community service (Punishment), Folk art, Hampton, James, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction