Gary Schmidt, Orbiting Jupiter

EVENT: Gary Schmidt, Orbiting Jupiter
WHEN: Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm
WHERE: South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal St, South Hadley

 

Gary D. Schmidt, master creator of heavy-hitting novels for young readers, comes to the South Hadley Public Library on October 16th at 6:00 PM to present his new book, Orbiting Jupiter. This novel presents 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 Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost.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 love, and the sacrifices they both require. This event is sponsored by the South Hadley Public Library and the Odyssey Bookshop, who will be selling copies of Orbiting Jupiter at the presentation.

 

Gary D. Schmidt is the author of Okay for Now, a National Book Award finalist; Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, a Printz Honor and Newbery Honor book; and The Wednesday Wars, also a Newbery Honor book; and many other acclaimed books for young readers. He is a professor of English at Calvin College and lives with his family on a 150-year-old farm in Alto, Michigan.  

ck, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he’ll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Orbiting-Jupiter/9780544462229#sthash.sa8aVg2Y.dpuf
 
Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he’ll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Orbiting-Jupiter/9780544462229#sthash.sa8aVg2Y.dpuf
Event date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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