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Consider the Octopus

(2022)
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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.



Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Nora Raleigh Baskin's Consider the Octopus

Hardback Editions

April 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Consider the Octopus
Author(s): Nora Raleigh Baskin, Gae Polisner
ISBN: 1-250-79351-3 / 978-1-250-79351-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

April 2023 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consider the Octopus
Author(s): Nora Raleigh Baskin, Gae Polisner
ISBN: 1-250-86601-4 / 978-1-250-86601-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Audio Editions

April 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Consider the Octopus
Author(s): Nora Raleigh Baskin, Gae Polisner
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Consider the Octopus
Author(s): Nora Raleigh Baskin, Gae Polisner
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU