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Orbiting Jupiter (Hardback)
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Orbiting Jupiter (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 31/12/2015
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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. 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
ISBN: 9781783443949
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 196 x 144 x 19 mm


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"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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“Heartbreaking YA story about the meaning of love and friendship ”

When Jack's family takes in the troubled boy Joseph, everything starts to change. When Joseph first arrives, Jack knows very few things about Joseph, and the things he knows are not necessarily good. Joseph... More

Paperback edition
16th April 2017
Helpful? Upvote 53

“Beautiful & Poignant”

This story left my brain humming; simultaneously broke my heart and fixed it up. It covers a huge amount of ground and I think makes an amazing book for children and young people to learn about a huge amount of things... More

Hardback edition
5 similar books recommended
15th February 2016
Helpful? Upvote 35

“Simply told but packs a punch”

I read this book in a single sitting, and was left reeling. Jack is twelve when his family foster Joseph, a boy with a troubled past - and a baby daughter he has never met. As the boys' unusual friendship... More

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