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Orbiting Jupiter

By Gary D. Schmidt

Longlsited for the Carnegie Medal. This is the heartbreaking story of fourteen-year-old Joseph. Misunderstood, all he wants is to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen.

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.

  • Gary D. Schmidt is a Newbery Honor winner, and his books have been shortlisted in the National Book Awards, the American Library Association's notable books list, and received numerous starred reviews
  • Schmidt writes with an elegant simplicity in this paean to the power of love' Kirkus, starred review
  • In his welcome style of brief beautiful breaths, Gary Schmidt has crafted another moving story' Bookbug

About the author

Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books and one Printz Honor award. He lives on a farm in Michigan and has six children. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.

ISBN: 9781783443949
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 31, 2015
Dimensions: 135 x 190mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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