Orbiting Jupiter

By SCHMIDT, Gary D.

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9781490681122
Publisher
Recorded Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2016  |  Multimedia Review

Gr 7 Up—Fourteen-year-old Joseph comes to the Hurd family after being incarcerated for almost killing a teacher. He was raised by his violent father, and the simple farm life of his new foster family is in stark contrast to the unstable life he has always known. While his new home should be a welcome break from the chaos, Joseph is restless, his thoughts consumed by the infant daughter he has never met. Jack, Joseph's younger foster brother, shows enormous compassion and patienc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Schmidt's novel revolves around the hard-won friendship between narrator Jack, a mild-mannered sixth grader who lives with his parents on a farm in Maine, and his troubled fourteen-year-old foster brother, Joseph, previously in...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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