Planet Jupiter

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780060564865

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About the Author

JANE KURTZ lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventure from the American Girl Today series, Anna Was Here, and River Friendly, River Wild, a story in verse for which she received a Golden Kite award. Visit her website at www.janekurtz.com.

Reviews

"United in their determination to leave Portland, [Jupiter and Edom] hatch plans to earn money for bus tickets even as, despite themselves, they put down tentative roots...The vivid characters and fascinating urban village they inhabit . . . hold readers' interest throughout. A solid middle-grade family story."--Kirkus Reviews
"Playful yet introspective...Kurtz subtly conveys the girls' underlying fears of abandonment, as well as the idiosyncratic but determined efforts of Jupiter's mother and her friend Topher to provide a "forever family" for the children. A host of quirky and appealing characters rounds out this engaging, empathetic story."--Publishers Weekly
"Fifth-grader Jupiter and her family are free spirits...Jupiter has a fresh voice that extols being unburdened, even as the story shows her that sometimes adding is better than subtracting."--Booklist
"An offbeat look at an appealingly unorthodox lifestyle, and kids may find Jupiter diverting company."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books