Orbiting Jupiter

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Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Awards:2017-Top 10 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
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Product Number: 4T0966
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501900853
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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 Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost.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.

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CD
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Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Narrator(s): Christopher Gebauer
Product Number C03815
Released: Nov 18, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490681122
eAudio
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Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Narrator(s): Christopher Gebauer
Product Number Z11110
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490681139
eBook
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Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Product Number EB00590340
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: #9780544462649
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Class Set
Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Narrator(s): Christopher Gebauer
Product Number 3M0870
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501901102
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Narrator(s): Christopher Gebauer
Product Number 3E0839
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907203
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Narrator(s): Christopher Gebauer
Product Number 3G0797
Released: Nov 30, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907449
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Product Number 160578
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: #9780544462229

Professional reviews

"Schmidt's sparse writing sings with rhythms and repetitions that soften this story's difficult subject matter. Narrator Christopher Gebauer maximizes the author's lyrical style as his pacing and pauses enhance the story's poignancy. In the voice of Gebauer, 12-year-old Jack's first-person narrative is filled with wonder as his innocence is sometimes sparked and sometimes strained by the arrival of his 14-year-old foster brother, Joseph. Gebauer emphasizes Joseph's clipped speech, depicting the defensiveness that shields his vulnerability. The portrayals of Jack's parents dramatize their belief in Joseph, who has been abused by his father, suffered the death of the one girl who loved him, and faced the cruelties of a social system that has failed him dismally. This audiobook is short in length, long on heartbreak. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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