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The Resource Steeplejack, A. J. Hartley

Steeplejack, A. J. Hartley

Label
Steeplejack
Title
Steeplejack
Statement of responsibility
A. J. Hartley
Title variation
Steeple jack
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, works repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of the largest piece of luxorite known to exist, is stolen, this news commands the headlines. Yet no one seems to care about the murder of Ang's new apprentice Berrit. But when Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician, offers her a job investigating his death, she plunges headlong into dangers she could not foresee. On top of this legwork, Ang struggles with the responsibility of caring for her sister's newborn child. As political secrets unfold and racial tensions surrounding the Beacon's theft rise, Ang must navigate the constricting traditions of her people, the murderous intentions of her former boss, and the conflicting impulses of a fledgling romance. With no one to help her except a savvy newspaper girl and a kindhearted herder from the savannah, Ang must rely on her creative intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city is plunged into riotous chaos
Member of
Summary
Repairing roof fixtures in an alternate world resembling Victorian South Africa, Anglet Sutonga investigates the death of an apprentice while caring for her sister's baby against a backdrop of racial tensions, political secrets, and a historical icon
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • Thriller Award for Best YA Novel, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10495173
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
930
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.H26385
LC item number
ST 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Steeplejack novel
Series volume
1]
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Steeplejack, A. J. Hartley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series information from second book in the series, Firebrand
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20650911
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780765383426
Lccn
2016023312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn918994444
  • (OCoLC)918994444
Label
Steeplejack, A. J. Hartley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series information from second book in the series, Firebrand
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20650911
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780765383426
Lccn
2016023312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn918994444
  • (OCoLC)918994444

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