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The Pox Party

(2006)
(The first book in the Octavian Nothing series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
A gothic tale becomes all too shockingly real in this mesmerizing magnum opus by the acclaimed author of FEED.

It sounds like a fairy tale. He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother — a princess in exile from a faraway land — are the only persons in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies. Only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments — and his own chilling role in them. Set against the disquiet of Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's extraordinary novel takes place at a time when American Patriots rioted and battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim. The first of two parts, this deeply provocative novel reimagines the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 2011 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. 1: The Poxpart
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 1-60686-925-6 / 978-1-60686-925-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To The Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-606-20500-4 / 978-0-606-20500-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 1-4352-4494-X / 978-1-4352-4494-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints
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December 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To The Nation, Volume I (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 1-4178-0768-7 / 978-1-4178-0768-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7862-9552-X / 978-0-7862-9552-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7636-2402-0 / 978-0-7636-2402-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7636-5376-4 / 978-0-7636-5376-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7636-3679-7 / 978-0-7636-3679-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: v. 1
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 1-84428-211-2 / 978-1-84428-211-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

January 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7393-3862-5 / 978-0-7393-3862-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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January 2007 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7393-4846-9 / 978-0-7393-4846-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party
Author(s): M T Anderson
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party: 1
Author(s): M T Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party: 1
Author(s): M T Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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