Consider the Octopus by Nora Raleigh Baskin audiobook

Consider the Octopus

By Nora Raleigh Baskin  and Gae Polisner
Read by Piper Goodeve  and Michael Crouch

Blackstone Publishing 9781250793515

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200835959

  • ISBN: 9798200835942

  • ISBN: 9798200835966

Runtime: 4.73 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When chance, or fate, throws two twelve-year-olds together on board a scientific research ship at the edge of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s not all smooth sailing!

Jeremy “JB” Barnes is looking forward to spending the summer before seventh grade hanging on the beach. But his mother, a scientist, has called for him to join her aboard a research ship where, instead, he’ll spend his summer seasick and bored as he stares out at the endless plastic, microbeads, and other floating debris, both visible and not, that make up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Miles and miles away, twelve-year-old Sidney Miller is trying to come up with an alternate activity worthy of convincing her overprotective parents that she can skip summer camp.

When Jeremy is asked to find the contact information for a list of important international scientists and invite them to attend a last-minute Emergency Global Summit, he’s excited to have a chance to actually do something that matters to the mission. How could he know that the Sidney Miller he messages is not the famous marine biologist he has been tasked with contacting, but rather a girl making podcasts from her bedroom―let alone that she would want to sneak aboard the ship?

Consider the Octopus is a comedy of errors, mistaken identity, and synchronicity. Above all, it is a heartfelt story about friendship and an empowering call to environmental protection, especially to our young people who are already stepping up to help save our oceans and our Earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Superlative writing and character development uplift this timely story…An inspiring tale of friendship and conservation.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With nonstop action…and empathetic characters, this is a fast, fun read. A sure winner for readers interested in the environment and adventure, or even just in adventure.” School Library Journal
“A breath of fresh air. Clever plotting sprinkled with humor and accessible STEM references made this a joyful, bingeable adventure you won’t want to put down.” Christine Taylor-Butler, author of The Lost Tribes series
“Funny, fast-paced, and super-engaging, Consider the Octopus is sure to inspire readers to embrace their strengths and change their world.” Joy McCullough, author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Nora Raleigh Baskin

Author Bio: Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nora Raleigh Baskin is an award–winning author of fifteen novels for young readers. Her work has been published in several short story anthologies, and her personal narrative essays have appeared in such places as the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, NCTE Voices from the Middle, and The Writer magazine. More at NoraBaskin.com.

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Author Bio: Gae Polisner

Author Bio: Gae Polisner

Gae Polisner is the award-winning author of several books, including The Memory of Things, named a Golden Archer Children’s Choice Award recipient; The Summer of Letting Go, named a Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2014 and recipient of a Teen Ink Editor’s Choice Badge of Approval; and The Pull of Gravity, a 2012 Bank Street Best, 2012 PSLA Top Forty, and a Nerdy Book Club Best YA for 2011. She also cohosts Teachers Write!, a virtual writers camp for teachers and educators.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.73
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English