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Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean

by Kevin Henkes
Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean

by Kevin Henkes

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Overview

A brilliant, touching coming-of-age story, and a Newbery Honor Book.

Martha 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?

Multiple award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Henkes brings his insightful, gentle, real-world insight to middle grade novels, including:

  • Billy Miller Makes a Wish
  • Bird Lake Moon
  • The Birthday Room
  • Junonia
  • Olive's Ocean
  • Protecting Marie
  • Sun & Spoon
  • Sweeping Up the Heart
  • Two Under Par
  • Words of Stone
  • The Year of Billy Miller
  • The Zebra Wall


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060535452
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2005
Series: HarperClassics
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 165,323
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Sun Flower Lion, A Parade of Elephants, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in a house in Madison, Wisconsin.

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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