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 Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn,... show more
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 Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate
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Edition language: English
When Jack meets his new foster brother, he already knows three things about him:Joseph almost killed a teacher.He was incarcerated at a place called Stone Mountain.He has a daughter. Her name is Jupiter. And he has never seen her.What Jack doesn’t know, at first, is how desperate Joseph is to find h...
Twelve-year-old Jack tells the story of when Joseph comes to live with him and his parents on a farm as a foster child. They offer him a safe home, love, support and loyalty - all things he didn't have before in an abusive household or in prison. But Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby d...
What a wonderful novel, from the beginning pages I knew that Gary Schmidt had created another fantastic story, a story with great energy and significance. Some of his characters are edgy and I loved how some of his sentences are short and direct, they simply want to say what they mean and move on. I...
I'm a huge Gary Schmidt fanboy--I've read literally every novel he's published. Lizzie Bright and The Wednesday Wars each earned a spot on my all-time-favorite books list; Schmidt is one of only two or three authors to have two books on that select list. For my money, he's the best writer working in...
As raw and penetrating as a blustery wind blowing through you on a wicked cold January morning.