Dennis foons believable portrait of a teen caught in a gambling addiction crackles with suspense and a foreboding sense of where kip will land. The most descriptive compliment one can give foon is to say that he manages to capture the quality of simple and evocative eloquence that is the hallmark of good tales of folklore. Grades 7 12 double or nothing this is a novel about a boy in high school who has it all. Double or nothing by peter david overdrive rakuten. Although he is a good kid, does well in school and works at his uncles restaurant to save for college, his rush comes from betting. Kenny loggins double or nothing lyrics genius lyrics. Double or nothing, a 1936 short film released by warner brothers.
Life above all, his adaptation of chandas secrets by allan stratton, won the prix francois chalais at the 2010 cannes film festival, made the 2011 academy awards long list for best foreign language film, and earned dennis a nomination for a 2011 writers. Federman gives each of these pages a shape or structure, most often a diagram or picture. Ritchie gambles himself into a huge debt with local gangster tommy, mr. Double or nothing dennis foon by zandratyler issuu. Produced by screen siren pictures and devonshire production. Double or nothing, a 1940 short film released by warners with theme similar to 1936 film. Toms thoughts about the process are documented in the. Raise the stakes and feel the heat in this novel about a teen caught in a gambling addiction. On his way he meets a magicians daughterand her dad. Originally published in 2000, this remarkable novel has been updated to reflect new technology and the rise of online gambling. He was the director of the vancouver green thumb theatre for young people from 1975 to 1987. His gambling addiction uses up his money, his mothers. Lets just say that this book is the dirtiest and darkest in the series and we get answers to many series long questions.
Life above all, his adaptation of chandas secrets by allan stratton, won the prix francois chalais at the 2010 cannes film festival, made the 2011 academy awards long list for best foreign language film and earned dennis a nomination for a 2011 writers guild of. With bing crosby, martha raye, andy devine, mary carlisle. But when he meets a bigtime gambler who introduces kip to a highstakes game, kips. Kip is very outgoing, curious, and willing to try new things in life. However, the book has not changed in its essence it is still a powerful picture of the temptations of. This is a good kid who falls in with a professional gambler who fuels. This is an updated edition of dennis foons 2000 book of the same title cm, vol. Meanwhile his friends paul and dave rack up their own. When he needs a rush he goes for the adrenaline rush of placing even the smallest bet. Hunts number two man, and has no way to pay him back. Raise the stakes and feel the heat in this novel about a teen caught in a gambling. Dennis foon, the author of several novels for young readers, is also a celebrated writer for stage and screen. Kip likes to live his life with a bit of excitement and kinda a dare so one day he tests his luck by gambling. This is documented, along with many other stories, in the book double or.
Within these startling and playful structures federman develops two characters and two. Starring andy brown, franco roccaforte, john strong. Read double or nothing by dennis foon for free with a 30 day free trial. See all 9 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. There is a strong sense of magic as foon develops his human tapestry interlaced with shades of light and shadow. Double or nothing is the 7th book in the daniel faust series and i only wish that there were 77 more to go. Double or nothing federman novel, a novel by raymond federman published in 1971. Double or nothing youve gotta have a partner or your heartll never come of age takin and givin its time we started livin love will get us through the awkward. Double or nothing by dennis foon book read online scribd. Skin this is a play about racism in all its insidious forms, and how it affects the selfimage of several teenagers. Double or nothing dvd adult movie video at adultfilmdatabase.
Double or nothing is a concrete novel in which the words become physical materials on the page. If he agreed to the wager, he might be able to use the time to shake his ridiculous feelings for this man. Double or nothing written by dennis foon and has been published by annick press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 20110728 with juvenile fiction categories. Gambling and gambling addiction are worldwide phenomena. Double or nothing is a disturbing book about a most disturbing issue. Plays have an immediacy that is lacking in a piece of written text.
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Background on dennis foons novel double or nothing. Double or nothin g, however, opens our eyes to a more hidden issue, but one that is rapidly on the risethat of teenage gambling. Foons other works on the problems facing teenagers today are mostly plays. Double or nothing is the story of ritchie a layabout thief who lives with his student friends paul and dave, told to us by a pair of sarcastic and witty narrators. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. Created by canadian childrens book centre view on canadian childrens book centre share. This is a list of notable writers whose readership is predominantly teenagers or young adults. This book, in fact, grew out of a play called chasing the money which was produced last year. Life above all, his adaptation of chandas secrets by allan stratton, won the prix francois chalais at the 2010 cannes film festival, ma. Double or nothing, a 1937 musical feature film released by paramount pictures. He has worked in every conceivable mediatelevision, film, books fiction, nonfiction, and audio, short stories, and comic booksand acquired followings in all of them. It is not drugs or alcohol that are going to get him there, but the pure adrenaline rush that hits when you are playing for high stakes.
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Settings auditorium school at the beginning of this novel, i told myself that i dont have any connection but by the end of this novel, thats when i started realizing that i do have a. Win or lose, they went on to the red and white sweepstakes round the colors were those of campbell soups. To me this book is ultimately about the cost of dishonesty. Definition of double or nothing in the idioms dictionary. Dennis foon author dennis foon, the author of several novels for young readers, is also a celebrated writer for stage and screen. Double or nothing follows kips ride as he gets more and more involved in highstakes gambling.1068 1184 118 1255 948 1140 1628 166 711 323 2 678 107 937 1307 268 558 1300 487 242 1300 42 859 1611 1069 1115 551 117 1479 584 1058 372 392 717 823 1211 1032