The Resource Mort Ziff is not dead, Cary Fagan

Mort Ziff is not dead, Cary Fagan

Label
Mort Ziff is not dead
Title
Mort Ziff is not dead
Statement of responsibility
Cary Fagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A humorous coming-of-age middle-grade novel set in 1960s Florida. Battling obxious siblings, sunburns, and a corporate millionaire, Norman is determined to help an old comedian save his career. It's the winter of 1965. Norman Fishbein is enduring not only a cold winter but also the usual torments and annoyances from his two older brothers. When Norman wins a thousand dollars in the "Count-the-Doozy-Dots Contest" his parents let him choose how to spend it, strongly suggesting a new car is what the family needs. But Norman decides what his family really needs is their first vacation that doesn't mean camping in a tent-a trip to Miami Beach. A snowstorm almost wrecks their plans, but in the end Norman gets his first plane ride (with both brothers air-sick on either side of him). Miami strikes him as a paradise-warm weather, palm trees, beaches, and ocean. They stay in luxury at the Royal Palm Hotel, owned by the mysterious millionaire Herbert Spitzer. One day at the pool Norman spots an old man in a black suit, who his father tells him is a once-famous comedian named Mort Ziff. (Norman's father thought that Mort Ziff had died years ago.) Holding onto the remains of his career, Mort Ziff is performing every night in the hotel dining room. A chance meeting begins an unusual friendship between Norman and the old comedian. But after hearing that Mort Ziff has been fired, to be replaced by "The Centipedes," a pop group imitating the Beatles, Norman takes matters into his own hands, resolving to save Mort's job and in the process, coming to realize an innner strength he didn't know he had
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fagan, Christine
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.F135
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vacations
  • Comedians
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • Comedians
  • Vacations
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Mort Ziff is not dead, Cary Fagan
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn955601313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143198499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
845073FD-3094-405D-A408-F3AEACF9A937
System control number
(OCoLC)955601313
Label
Mort Ziff is not dead, Cary Fagan
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn955601313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143198499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
845073FD-3094-405D-A408-F3AEACF9A937
System control number
(OCoLC)955601313

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