The Kid Nobody Could Handle

The Kid Nobody Could Handle Told in Vonnegut s signature absurdist style The Kid Nobody Could Handle is the story of a music teacher who reaches out to a disaffected foster child by giving him John Phillip Sousa s trumpet

  • Title: The Kid Nobody Could Handle
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 422
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  • Told in Vonnegut s signature absurdist style, The Kid Nobody Could Handle is the story of a music teacher who reaches out to a disaffected foster child by giving him John Phillip Sousa s trumpet.

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    1. The Kid Nobody Could Handle is about a boy named Jim Donnini who moves to Chicago to live with his uncle Quinn. Then Jim destroys the school and learns how to play the french horn. His teacher, George M. Helmholtz, thinks in the beginning of the story that Jim can't be successful; but at the end of the story, he learns that Jim can be successful. When trying to get Jim come out to be himself, he thought that "Jim was a boy without fear, without dreams, without love and without hope." When Helmho [...]

    2. In the story, "The Kid Nobody Could Handle", there is a boy named Jim, and he lived with his uncle. He came from the south side of Chicago. He looked very tough, and did not speak at all. One day the music teacher Mr. Hemholts was tired of Jim acting like that so he gave him his treasure and told Jim to smash it if the world had treated him so badly. Then Mr. Hemholts took out his belt and took him to the ground and took his boots from his feet and then threw them to a corner. Instead of Jim sma [...]

    3. The Kid Nobody Could Handle is about a boy named Jim Donnini who moved to Chicago to live with his uncle Quinn.Helmholtz was a teacher at the school where Jim was going and a good friend of his uncle Quinn. Helmoltz wanted Jim to be happy in his new home,Jim wanted nothing to do with anybody or anything he wanted to live his own life his own way.So he got in trouble, getting in trouble was maybe the best thing Jim could do. Helmoltz made it his mission to help Jim and make him want to be there.I [...]

    4. "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" is a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut's collection of short stories entitled "The Money House". The book is about a band musician named Mr. Helmholtz, who works at a school and is trying to get through a young kid named Jim, who seems to not open up to anyone. At first Helmholtz tries to talk to Jim but Jim doesn't say anything back. Helmholtz introduces Jim to music (the trumpet) and Jim likes it but doesn't say anything. As Helmholtz tries to get him to open u [...]

    5. The Kid Nobody Could Handle is about a boy in highschool was sent to live with his uncle and he was bad and angry all the time. He trashed the school band room and was caught by Helmholtz. Jim got a speech and was assured that someone believed him. Then he play the trumpet because Helmholtz gave him his own treasure making him care about something more than his black boots and being the tough guy. I didnt really enjoy this story because wasnt enough detail or it was very vague for example "There [...]

    6. "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" is a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The story comes from Vonnegut's collection of short stories entitled "The Monkey House". Helmholtz wanted to get through Jim who was an antisocial child but Jim wouldn't budge creating difficulty. Then one day Helmholtz finds Jim vandalizing the school. Jim doesn't get in trouble but instead is given a trumpet. I think the story "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" should be read by our age group because it teaches us that peop [...]

    7. This story is about a kid named Jim Donnini and a teacher named George M. Helmholtz. Helmholtz wanted to help Jim. Such as give him hope and to start caring for others. But Jim doesn't care for anyone else he just cares aboiut himself and has no hope. So Helmholtz tried to help Jim by giving him hope and to start caring for others. Then Helmholtz found out the school had been vandalized by Jim. Helholtz found out it was Jim and treid giving Jim his trumpet took away Jim's boots to give him hope [...]

    8. "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" is a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Helmholtz wanted to get through Jim who was an antisocial child but Jim wouldn't budge creating difficulty. Then one day Helmholtz finds Jim vandalizing the school. Jim doesn't get in trouble but instead is given a trumpet. The story "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" should be read by our age group because it teaches us that people can change. And no matter how much someone is different we all connect in some way, like Helmh [...]

    9. Helmholtz wanted to teach music but Jim wanted to shine his boots. Jim then vandalised the school and Helmholtz gets mad and takes Jim's boots Jim was sad that Helmholtz took his boots. Helmholtz gave jim his trumpet. in the end Helmholtz gives Jim hope. I think this is a good short story about how someone can open up. when Helmholtz gives Jim the trumpet Jim learns to play it. having the trumpet helps Jim open up because it gives him hope. I would recamend this book to people who like books tha [...]

    10. "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" is a short story story written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The stroy comes from Vonnegut's collection of stories entitled "The Monkey House". In this book there were two main characters, Helmholts and Jim. Although Jim has a difficult past, Helmholts trys, and finally cracks through to him, and gives Jim a reason, hope I thought that the story itself was kind of boring because I don't prefer this type of book. I would recommend this book to anyone will to read realistic ty [...]

    11. In book Mr.Helmholtz wanted to help his friends nephew named Jim Donnini because he was a quiet kid and he didn't do anything but watch tv with comics around him, but Jim didn't want help, he just wanted to vandilize and polish his boots. So Mr.Helmholts tried everything to help but Jim would didn't want to do any of it, Mr.Helmholts was getting so frustrated so he gave Jim his trumpet to destory and and show that he didn't care. Then Jim didnt destroy it and set it down slowly and Mr.Helmholts [...]

    12. ,,— Мислете за това така — каза Хелмхолц — нашата цел е да направим света по-красив, отколкото е бил, когато сме се появили в него. Това може да бъде направено. Вие можете да го направите.Джим Донини нададе лек вик на отчаяние. Не беше предназначен за ушите на околните, но всич [...]

    13. Helmholtz wanted Jim to make a better life. But Jim only cared about his boots. So Helmholtz gave his trumpet to Jim to smash. Then Helmholtz helped Jim by giving him hope. I give this book a two out of five because the author didnt give much details about the charaters.The author just said that Helmholtz was kinda fat man that direct the band in Lincoln High. I dont recommand this book to anyone.

    14. George Hemholtz wanted to help out jim who just moved from the south side of chicago.But the only thing Jim cares about is his boots.So Jim decided to vandalize the school.Then helmholtz gave jim his special trumpet that use to belong to a famous musician. I do NOT recomend this book to anybody unless you like headaces and non intresting stories.

    15. Helmholtz wanted to help jim be successful but he vandilized the school. So helmholtz catches jim and yells at him then he gives him his trumpet(treasure) and tells him to destroy it. It was a very bad book, and i think it was a waste of time.

    16. Unmemorable. In fact, I spent the entire audiobook feeling that it was vaguely familiar, but couldn't place it. It wasn't until I came onto and looked at the cover that I realized I read it in print just a couple of months ago.

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