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Orbiting Jupiter

Orbiting Jupiter
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054446222X
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"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"--
Orbiting Jupiter
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Gary D. Schmidt
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"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"--
Orbiting Jupiter
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Gary D. Schmidt
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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 Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost.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.
Orbiting Jupiter
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Gary D. Schmidt
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-31 - Publisher: Random House
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.
The Trouble in Me
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Jack Gantos
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-01 - Publisher: Macmillan
"Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbor and gets way more trouble than he bargained for"--
Orbiting Jupiter
Language: un
Pages:
Authors: Heiko Kist
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:
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Blood Family
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Anne Fine
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A boy with an abusive father grows up and fears that he has the same potential for violence as his father has.
Life in a Fishbowl
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Len Vlahos
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Fifteen-year-old Jackie Stone's father is dying. When Jackie discovers that her father has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, her whole world starts to crumble. She can't imagine how she'll live without him . . . Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable--he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance. But no one can predict how the auction will finally end, or any of the very public fallout that ensues. Life as Jackie knows it is about to change forever . . . In this brilliantly written tragicomedy told through multiple points of view--including Jackie's dad's tumor--acclaimed author Len Vlahos deftly explores what it really means to live. "A weird, sardonic delight with the shape of an allegory and the heart of a joyful song." --Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement "Surprising, original, political, and deeply affecting . . . It is one of those rare works of art that keeps you guessing
Okay for Now
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Gary D. Schmidt
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-05 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2011 National Book Award Finalist As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the “skinny thug” that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer—a fiery young lady who “smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.” In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon’s birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Gary D. Schmidt
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-24 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A 2005 Newbery Honor Book It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life-but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity. This sensitively written historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, highlights a unique friendship during a time of change. Author's note.
The Wednesday Wars
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Gary D. Schmidt
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-18 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In this Newbery Honor–winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt tells the witty and compelling story of a teenage boy who feels that fate has it in for him, during the school year 1968-69. Seventh grader Holling Hoodhood isn't happy. He is sure his new teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. Holling's domineering father is obsessed with his business image and disregards his family. Throughout the school year, Holling strives to get a handle on the Shakespeare plays Mrs. Baker assigns him to read on his own time, and to figure out the enigmatic Mrs. Baker. As the Vietnam War turns lives upside down, Holling comes to admire and respect both Shakespeare and Mrs. Baker, who have more to offer him than he imagined. And when his family is on the verge of coming apart, he also discovers his loyalty to his sister, and his ability to stand up to his father when it matters most.