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Consider the Octopus by Nora Raeleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner

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Consider the Octopus by Nora Raeleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner

$31.00
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Why Should I Like It?

The Short Reason

Environmental message • Comedy of errors• Highly reviewed

The Longer Reason

Jeremy "JB" Barnes is looking forward to spending the summer before year seven 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.

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 for environmental protection, especially to our young people who are already stepping up to help save our oceans and our Earth.

Consider the Octopus was given a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal wrote “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”. 



Age: 8-12

Format: Hardback 

Publication date: 5th April 2022

Comes gift-wrapped


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