Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything
Written by Rebecca Rupp
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763644919
ISBN-13: 9780763644918
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Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

author: Rebecca Rupp

Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it’s possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind: Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Octavia’s artist father, Boone, is convinced that Henry David Thoreau holds the key. Meanwhile, her mother, Ray, has always been seeking the larger meaning of life--until now. Not only have Octavia’s parents come up with different answers to the big questions, but their answers are threatening to tear her family apart. Could it be that some questions are too big to have just one answer? Could it be that the universe is far wider than Octavia’s--or perhaps anyone’s--views of it?

After her parents find clashing answers to life’s big questions, it’s time for Octavia to make some choices of her own in this poignant, funny, thought-provoking novel. (Ages 9-12)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $19.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763644919 /  9780763644918
on sale date:
09/2010
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
192 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Family; Religious; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Rebecca Rupp is the author of Sarah Simpson’s Rules for Living, Journey to the Blue Moon, The Dragon of Lonely Island, and The Return of the Dragon. She lives in Swanton, Vermont.
 
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