Orbiting Jupiter (Paperback)Gary D. Schmidt (author)
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.
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
"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
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