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Flowers for Algernon
Contributor(s): Keyes, Daniel

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ISBN: 015603008X     ISBN-13: 9780156030083
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2004
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Annotation: Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.
As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD AND THE NEBULA AWARD

The classic novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie Charly
Daniel Keyes, the author of eight books, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. Professor emeritus at Ohio University, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
People with mental disabilities; Fiction.
Brain; Surgery; Fiction.
Gifted persons; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Classics
- Fiction | Science Fiction
Dewey: 813/.54
LCCN: 2004005049
Lexile Measure: 910
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 4.50" W x 0.75" (0.45 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 738
Reading Level: 5.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 13.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q04033
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 17.0
 
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Publisher Description:
With more than five million copies sold, "Flowers for Algernon" is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance--until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie?
An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.

Contributor Bio(s):
Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He has worked as a merchant seaman, fiction editor, high school teacher, and university professor. The author of eight books, he lives in Boca Raton, FL.

 
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