The Last Newspaper Boy in America

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The Last Newspaper Boy in America Wil David can t wait to take over his brother s paper route For years it has been tradition in his family to hand over the route to the next boy in line on his twelfth birthday and Wil is just about t
  • Title: The Last Newspaper Boy in America
  • Author: Sue Corbett
  • ISBN: 9780525422051
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wil David can t wait to take over his brother s paper route For years it has been tradition in his family to hand over the route to the next boy in line on his twelfth birthday and Wil is just about to turn twelve and get his chance to put his sidearm throw into action But when the newspaper company cancels delivery to Wil s small town, it s up to him to fight to save thWil David can t wait to take over his brother s paper route For years it has been tradition in his family to hand over the route to the next boy in line on his twelfth birthday and Wil is just about to turn twelve and get his chance to put his sidearm throw into action But when the newspaper company cancels delivery to Wil s small town, it s up to him to fight to save the route Along the way, he unravels a carnival mystery, exposes a con artist, rescues his little town, and becomes a true hero.Book Details Format PaperbackPublication Date 9 16 2010Pages 208Reading Level Age 10 and Up
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    Good story about a newspaper boy in PA trying to keep local delivery to his very small town because he doesn t want to lose his route Also ties in a carnival game that is crooked and the boy s investigation into that Very implausible ending, but that isn t what bothered me most The kids don t act or sound like kids They talk like kids in the 50 s, yet there are computers at the library although the one kid who has a computer at home has dial up One kid actually says Oh my stars Don t see this on [...]

    I think this book suffered from my extremely high expectations, since I assumed it was a book about the demise of the newspaper industry, and it is written by a Publishers Weekly book reviewer They were not met.Wil David will carry on the family tradition of becoming his town s paper boy on his 12th birthday But the day before, he learns the paper is cancelling delivery service to his town because it doesn t generate enough advertising revenue His attempt to save the service hinges on a possibly [...]

    I don t usually review children s books, because I like to use this site to be totally honest about what I have read and I don t want to offend a friend or future friend in the children s writer field But since I only have great things to say about this book, I decided it was OK I started off thinking that I might not like this book wasn t totally into the subject matter But after a chapter or two, I was totally hooked OK, I love a good mystery Corbett does a masterful job taking the reader thro [...]

    Wil has been hurling newspapers with bullseye on the front porch accuracy since he was 3, but he had to wait until he was 12 to take over the paper route handed down through his family But the morning of his birthday, he finds out that the newspaper is stopping home delivery to the depressed town of Steele A mix of realistic fiction, quirky characters, adventure and heartfelt humor make this paper tale a winner for me, and I particularly like the chapter titles Steel Boy Inks Outraged Message to [...]

    I grew up in the country but still remember my cousins who lived in town having a paper route Will can t wait until he turns twelve He only has to wait one day for that to happen He will then be able to take over his brother s route This route has been handed down generation after generation and Wil is excited to carry on the tradition Then Wil receives the call that tells him the paper route is to be cancelled in his town Wil of Steele is his nickname and it fits Wil sets the wheels in motion t [...]

    As corny as it is, the first word that comes to mind about this book is delightful It s the perfect coming of age boys young adult novel Will of steel , as his family calls him, is finally turning 12 and has been shadowing his brother for months in anticipation of finally getting his turn as the fifth generation to take over the town paper run Only to find out, on his birthday, that home paper delivery is being cancelled in his town a failed factory town where most of the men are unemployed Will [...]

    I quite liked this book Even though there were a few elements bordering on fantasy, and the ending worked out a little too nicely, the basic plot was interesting and the characters were extremely likable And besides, who doesn t like a feel good ending where everything works out I also enjoyed how one boy took on the purely economic decisions of a large corporation and came out victorious.

    The men in Will David s family have delivered the daily newspaper in the tiny town of Steele, Pennsylvania for a long time, the job passing to each son as soon as he turns twelve It s finally Will s turn to assume the role, but the newspaper announces that it will no longer offer home delivery in Steele because it s no longer profitable to do so.It s an insult to the residents of Steele, who have struggled since the closing of the hairpin factory around which Steele was built by Will s grandfath [...]

    Grades 4 7The David family has delivered The Cooper County Caller to residents of Steele, PA for as long as anyone can remember Wil David s twelfth birthday signals the day that he will take over delivery from his older brother Sonny, and he s been practicing his tosses from his bike When the circulation manager calls Sonny the day before Wil s birthday to let the family know that the Caller has decided to discontinue home delivery in Steele in a cost cutting measure, Wil is devastated The he t [...]

    The day before Wil David turns twelve years old, he learns that the newspaper route he has been so excited to inherit will be ending its distribution to his hometown Outraged, he tries to find every way possible to help keep the route alive He e mails the owner, gets signatures on a petition and still he doesn t feel that it s enough It isn t until he sees the new game at the fair that things start to turn around for him When the fair rolls in, it brings with it the Cover the Spot game guarantee [...]

    School Library Journal October 1, 2009 Gr 4 7 The David family has delivered the Cooper County Caller to residents of Steele, PA, for as long as anyone can remember Wil s 12th birthday signals that he will take over for his older brother, and he s been practicing his tosses from his bike When the circulation manager phones the day before his start date to inform him that the Caller has decided to discontinue home delivery, Wil is devastated The he thinks about it, the madder he gets folks in hi [...]

    Big Change When is it to do something that is impossible to do The book The Last Newspaper Boy in America by Sue Corbett shows the story of a young boy who has a dream to do something amazing But someone wants to stop it The boy will do anything to reach that dream This is an excellent book that shows not to give up because of something bad happen Wil David is a very enthusiastic twelve year old who likes the newspaper and to deliver them around the city of Stele He wants to beat his brother s p [...]

    The publishers of The Cooper County Caller decide to stop home delivery to the small town of Steele, PA Delivering newspapers is a job that has run in the David family for decades, so 12 year old Will David is shocked and angered by this news He had been looking forward to taking over the paper route from his older brother Sonny, and his stubbornness leads him to fight the decision Corbett s chapter titles cleverly read like newspaper headlines Her seemingly simple plot, however, suffers from th [...]

    Lexile 830 Ages 8 11Pages 176Summary I thought this was a very cleverly written book It is all about the David Family who live in Steele, Pennsylvania The David Family has always delivered the newspaper to the people in the community on bike for five generations Wil, the youngest of the David family 12 years old , finally gets to start However, the day before he turns 12 he finds out that the company is not going to continue to drop off papers in Steele They will no longer get their paper in the [...]

    When I read the summary on the inside flap of this book, I got a warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feeling Thankfully, this vibe was dead on for the tone of this book.The premise is fairly basic Boy looks forward to becoming his town s newspaper delivery boy, but the paper cancels delivery to his town just before he takes over the route Boy who is naturally smart and feisty decides to fight back, slowly realizing that is at stake than the money he would make delivering papers Insert side plots about his s [...]

    I picked this book up at the library, and thought it was good enough to record for The Virginia Voice The characters, though fictional, lived very real lives fraught with the very real situations brought on by the loss of employment opportunities as corporations move operations out of the country to maximize profits.And Wil David seems to be caught right in the middle of it all Just as he becomes eligible to take over the paper route that his family has had for three generations, the owners of t [...]

    I thought this was a very cleverly written book It is all about the David Family who live in Steele, Pennsylvania The David Family has always delivered the newspaper to the people in the community on bike for five generations Wil, the youngest of the David family 12 years old , finally gets to start However, the day before he turns 12 he finds out that The company is not going to continue to drop off papers in Steele They will no longer get their paper in the morning This really disappoints Wil [...]

    I almost put this one down after the first few chapters, but I m glad I kept going The characters were really quirky and peculiar, which put me off at first, but eventually grew on me Wil is about to turn twelve and inherit the family paper route from his brother when the paper s owners decide to stop delivering to his small town because it s not profitable Wil realizes that sometimes you have to stick up for yourself, and, through his determined efforts, convinces the townspeople to do the same [...]

    Wil David has been waiting for this his whole life it s finally his twelfth birthday and time for him to take over the family paper route David boys have been delivering the local paper in the small town of Steele, PA for generations So when Wil gets the news that the paper will cease home delivery to Steele next month, he s understandably upset Wil is determined to get the newspaper to reinstate delivery and possibly save a town that s been slowly dying ever since the local hairpin factory clos [...]

    Wil David is a quirky, admirable character with a mission Being home schooled and having a supportive family helps Wil David to take initiative For Wil David, turning twelve means inheriting the paper route in the small town of Steele, PA Wil David has been looking forward to this job for a long time his throwing arm is good and he s planning to save up for a computer When Wil David finds out that this paper route was going to be terminated after a month, he hatches a plan The county fair also t [...]

    A feel good read with a nice, happy ending and fun characters This was my book club s pick for contemporary realistic fiction month Oh, the looks I got when I told them what our genre was Has an old fashioned kind of tone to the story, with a modern problem what is the advent of the digital age and capitalism doing to the newspaper industry Perhaps importantly, is it a right for everyone to get the newspaper Are newspapers performing a civic duty or should they only deliver to places where it i [...]

    This was a fun, well written book with well written characters Takes place in a small town that is going to lose it s only newspaper that happens to be delivered by a boy who comes from a long line of delivery boys The story is about his fight to keep the paper coming, among other things They call him Will of Steele the name of the town, but also a description of his determination After getting to know the characters throughout the book, I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at something [...]

    Wil is turning 12 and when he does he will be the paperboy of Steele, PA as were his brothers, his father and his grandfather before him But the day before he is to take over the route The Cooper County Caller announces its decision to suspend home delivery to Steele In addition to this threat Wil also works to uncover cheaters at the county fair carnival rides and put up with pesky Ann Douglas who is always haniging around the family vyng for his mother s attention But they don t call im Wil of [...]

    Labeled as ya but fourth or fifth could read Story of dying town after big industry closed down Told from the point of view of 12 year old Wil, who has just inherited the local paper route The company decides delivery to this small town is just not worth it The town needs it to get news because, since the factory shut down, most people can t afford cable or internet and rely on the paper for news and help wanteds Wil decides to do something about it Liked the quirky family Loved that the mom was [...]

    This is a fully entertaining and satisfying middle grade novel about a boy with a long line of paper boys in his family When it s finally his birthday and he turns 12, old enough to have the paper route, the paper announces that it s cancelling delivery to his town An ingenius and persistant kid, Wil decides that he ll find a way to save the paper With sideline stories about a crooked carnival midway, an annoying neighbor girl, and a bid to bring business to the town, this is the kind of well wr [...]

    A timely book with all the talk of the decline of the newspaper One family in a small town has carried on the proud tradition of delivering newspapers to the town s citizens When it is about to passed down to the youngest son, the paper is bought by a larger publisher who announces the paper will no longer be delivered to the town The newspaper carrier initially doesn t want his source of income cut off he has big plans for that money Then he starts to realize he is not the only one who will be [...]

    This is a story about Steele, a small town community triumphing over the forces accumulating to destroy it Led by Will David Will of Steele , the latest in the long line of Steele Paperboys, the town comes together to save local newspaper home delivery, local industry community integrity Along the way we get to know engaging characters, laugh with him at his older brothers spoonerisms, learn the history of the paperclip the hairpin, and appreciate the love and respect that can form when people c [...]

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