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The Resource Olive's Ocean, Kevin Henkes

Olive's Ocean, Kevin Henkes

Label
Olive's Ocean
Title
Olive's Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Henkes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sometimes life can change in an instantMartha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. Things only get more complicated when Martha begins to like Jimmy Manning, a neighbor boy she used to despise.
  • "The ever versatile Kevin Henkes dazzles with this spare yet profoundly touching coming-of-age novel." -- Family Fun Magazine "An eloquent journey into adolescence." -- Florida Times-Union "Few girls will fail to recognize themselves in Martha." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Martha Boyle is one of the memorable 12-year-old girls of fiction, smart, confused, compassionate." -- KLIATT (starred review) "With his usual sensitivity and insight, Henkes explores key issues of adolescence." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Lyrically written." -- Seattle Times "Rich characterizations move this compelling novel to its satisfying and emotionally authentic conclusion." -- School Library Journal (starred review) "Henkes's story is subtle and satisfyingly untidy. Grabs you right from the start." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "With beautifully defined characters, events, and emotions that will tug at your heart, this novel is flawless." -- Daily Item
Biographical or historical data
Kevin Henkes is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal Book Kitten's First Full Moon, the Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book Waiting, the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean, and several bestselling books about mice, including Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Chrysanthemum. www.kevinhenkes.com.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • From Third Grade to Seventh Grade
  • From 8 to 12 years
Literary form
novels
Summary expansion
Sometimes life can change in an instantMartha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Weeks after a tragic accident, all that is left are eerie connections between the two girls, former classmates who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. Things only get more complicated when Martha begins to like Jimmy Manning, a neighbor boy she used to despise. What is going on? Can life for Martha be the same ever again?
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Olive's Ocean, Kevin Henkes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780060535452
Dimensions
19x13x1 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780060535452
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780060535452
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Olive's Ocean, Kevin Henkes
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780060535452
Dimensions
19x13x1 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780060535452
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780060535452
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      51.4900379 -0.1883197
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