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Orbiting Jupiter


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Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
This is the heartbreaking story of fourteen-year-old Joseph. Misunderstood, all he wants is to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen.

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Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books and one Printz Honor award. He lives on a farm in Michigan and has six children. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.


"One of the most beautiful books I have ever read" -- Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places
"Schmidt provokes tears, despite his underplayed prose, with a tone and directness reminiscent of John Steinbeck." -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week *
"A deeply affecting story of love and loss that sympathetically reflects the intensity of adolescence." -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian *
"Schmidt writes with an elegant simplicity in this paean to the power of love" * Kirkus, starred review *
"A YA novella about love and friendship and loyalty... be prepared to be moved" -- Martin Chilton * Telegraph, The best young adult books of 2016 *

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