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Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt


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A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. But Jack and his family see something others in town don't want to. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost.
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  • Paperback
    $15.95
ISBN: 9781783445042
ANNOTATION:
A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. But Jack and his family see something others in town don't want to. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost.

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A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. But Jack and his family see something others in town don't want to. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost.

Publisher Description

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. He was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher. Or so the rumours say. But Jack and his family see something others in town don't want to. What's more, Joseph has a daughter he's never seen. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost.

Author Biography

Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books and one Printz Honor award. He lives on a farm in Michigan and has six children. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.

Review

"One of the most beautiful books I have ever read" -- Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places "Schmidt provokes tears, despite his underplayed prose, with a tone and directness reminiscent of John Steinbeck." -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week "A deeply affecting story of love and loss that sympathetically reflects the intensity of adolescence." -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "Schmidt writes with an elegant simplicity in this paean to the power of love" Kirkus, starred review "A YA novella about love and friendship and loyalty... be prepared to be moved" -- Martin Chilton Telegraph, The best young adult books of 2016

Prizes

Short-listed for UKLA Book Award 2018 (UK)
Long-listed for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 (UK)

Product Details

Author
Gary D. Schmidt
Pages
192
Publisher
Andersen Press Ltd
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1783445041
ISBN-13
9781783445042
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-03-02
Media
Book
Audience Age
12
Country of Publication
United Kingdom