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The Resource Orbiting Jupiter, Gary D. Schmidt

Orbiting Jupiter, Gary D. Schmidt

Label
Orbiting Jupiter
Title
Orbiting Jupiter
Statement of responsibility
Gary D. Schmidt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph was a father at thirteen, but has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. He has spent time in a juvenile facility, and now is with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Damaged and withdrawn, Joseph meets twelve-year-old Jack. Together they discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires when Joseph decides to find his baby at any cost
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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Provided by publisher
Awards note
Young Hoosier Book Middle Grades 6-8 Award nominee, 2017-2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439331
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
740
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
PZ7.S3527
LC item number
Or 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
740
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Reading level
4.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Orbiting Jupiter, Gary D. Schmidt
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21056527
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780544462229
Lccn
2015001338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780544462229
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898052790
  • (OCoLC)898052790
Label
Orbiting Jupiter, Gary D. Schmidt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21056527
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780544462229
Lccn
2015001338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780544462229
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898052790
  • (OCoLC)898052790

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