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The Resource Orbiting Jupiter

Orbiting Jupiter

Label
Orbiting Jupiter
Title
Orbiting Jupiter
Statement of responsibility
Gary D. Schmidt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires
Summary
"Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"--
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 6-8, 2016.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico): Lizards (Grades 6-8), 2018.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Teen category, 2018.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016.
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Tween Book Category, 2018.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 2018.
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10439331
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
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740
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Orbiting Jupiter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:215180f9-6d6c-4923-93d8-f62e86c0e7e9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544462649
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Orbiting Jupiter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:215180f9-6d6c-4923-93d8-f62e86c0e7e9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780544462649
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Nederland – Marion & Ed Hughes Public LibraryBorrow it
      2712 Nederland Ave., Nederland, TX, 77627, US
      29.9643618 -94.00120679999999
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