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City Boy by Jan Michael

City Boy by Jan Michael
  • #: 102455
  • Price: $15.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-05-18
  • Current Version: 3.0.1
  • 3.0.1
  • Size: 5.50 MB
  • Language: English, Swedish
  • Seller: ScrollMotion, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2009 Jan Michael
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City Boy

Jan Michael

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

May 18, 2009

Set in contemporary Malawi, a poignant account of an orphaned boy's transition from city life to village life. Sam's widowed mother has died from "the Disease, " and Sam is claimed by his aunt Mercy, who lives in the small African village where Sam's mother was born and raised. The gap between Sam's life in the city, where he had his own room, attended private school, and used a computer, and his new life in the dirt-floored one-room hut, which he is to share with his aunt and cousins, is vast beyond imagining. Grief, loneliness, and the absence of everything familiar make for a rocky transition to a traditional culture where possessions count for little and everyone is expected to do his or her share.

About the Author

Jan Michael is the author of five books for adukts and eight for young readers, many of which have been translated into other languages. The edition of City Boy published in the Netherlands won two literary prizes there: the Zilveren Griffel, the top Dutch award for a translated children's book, and the Jenny Smelik IBBY Prize, given every two years to a book that contributes to international understanding. City Boy is her first children's book to be published in the U.S. She lives in the Netherlands and in England.

About Iceberg

The Iceberg Reader revolutionizes the reading experience by combining the familiarity and timelessness of books with the convenience of New Media. Iceberg makes it easier than ever to browse, buy and enjoy the written word.


- Natural book-like reading experience with full pagination, like the original printed editions.

- Each title includes cover art, front matter, running heads and page numbers.

- Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation.

- Vertical and horizontal page orientation.

- Adjust font size with a pinch, text reflows automatically.

- Brightness adjustment with paper-like backgrounds.

- Swipe to turn the page.

- Search the text within a book.

- Create margin notes with user notation.

- Integrates with iTunes bookstore, so your next Iceberg book is just one click away.

About Houghton Mifflin

Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company is a global education leader and the world's largest publisher of educational materials for pre-K-12 schools. The Company publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. With origins dating back to 1832, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt combines its tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation. To learn more about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, visit www.hmhpub.com.

About Scrollmotion

ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in downtown New York City. Our proprietary technology is reshaping how people experience digital information and entertainment, and ScrollMotion is also helping many of the greatest names in traditional media tap the vast potential of the mobile space. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com.


If you have any technical problems please email us at icebergsupport@scrollmotion.com before you post a review.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

- Improved compatibility with iPad
- More intuitive user interface
- Ability to share notes and excerpts through Facebook and email
- Improved search functionality
- Enhancements to notes feature

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