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Assigned to write his autobiography, high school senior Rob Radkovitz instead creates an oral portrait of his life, centering on the search for his missing father. Lenny G. abandoned Rob's mother when she was pregnant, leaving behind a tape of his last show as a DJ and a record of the sounds of his native Louisiana. Author Paul Fleischman -- winner of the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images -- uses Rob's memories: his crusty grandfather, his adoring aunts, his mother's Spanish soap operas, his grandmother's racy mysteries read aloud, and especially and repeatedly his father's lone tape to build a counterpoint of past and present, recorded and heard, that is an ever-unfolding, ever fascinating fugue. Determined to find his father, Rob acquires a series of increasingly sophisticated radios, searching obscure stations across the country for that missing voice. This powerful need to find the absent part of his life drives the story forward as Rob both imitates his father in becoming a radio personality and makes a final break in accepting the family he has.

    

Used availability for Paul Fleischman's Seek

Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-4352-9786-5 / 978-1-4352-9786-9 (USA edition)
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January 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-58342-382-6 / 978-1-58342-382-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dramatic Pub.
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March 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-7569-1404-3 / 978-0-7569-1404-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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March 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seek
Author(s): P Fleischman
ISBN: 0-613-61813-0 / 978-0-613-61813-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-7862-4140-3 / 978-0-7862-4140-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2002 : USA Turtleback

Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-606-28358-7 / 978-0-606-28358-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8126-4900-1 / 978-0-8126-4900-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cricket Books/Marcato
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-689-85402-1 / 978-0-689-85402-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Full Cast (Narrator) Paul Fleischman (Author)
ISBN: 0-7393-6723-4 / 978-0-7393-6723-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8072-0821-3 / 978-0-8072-0821-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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July 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seek
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8072-0820-5 / 978-0-8072-0820-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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