Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

↾ The Best ⋻ Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus  ⇵ Author Dusti Bowling ⇽ ↾ The Best ⋻ Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus ⇵ Author Dusti Bowling ⇽ Gr 58Aven Green has always loved her life in Kansashanging out with Emily and Kayla, her best friends since kindergarten planning pranks and playing on the school soccer team Though Aven was born without arms, she has never let her lack of armage, as she calls it, deter her from doing anything she sets her mind to But when her father gets a job as the manager of Stagecoach Pass, a rundown Western theme park out in Arizona, the family s move, right after Aven has started eighth grade, presents her toughest challenge yet Having to deal with the many stares and questions of new schoolmates, Aven sorely misses her old life back in Kansas However, her unflinchingly optimistic spirit, accompanied by her infectious and indomitable sense of humor, keeps her looking for the silver linings in her new life in Arizona, such as making friends with the cute but prickly Connor who has Tourette s syndrome or enjoying the ability to wear flats all year round But the most fascinating thing is the unusual mystery at the heart of Stagecoach Pass the disappearing tarantulas, a missing photograph, and a secret necklace Aven is determined to get to the bottom of the secret She is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned The tale of Stagecoach Pass is just as compelling as the story of Aven, and the setting, like the many colorful characters who people this novel, is so vivid and quirky that it s practically cinematic VERDICT Charming and memorable An excellent choice for middle grade collections and classrooms.Evelyn Khoo Schwartz, Georgetown Day School, Washington, DCPraise for the hardcover edition of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Dusti Bowlings story of a regular, hugely likable kid who deals with her unusual challenges with grace and humor is pitch perfect Shelf Awareness starred review Connors Tourettes support group meetings and Avens witty, increasingly honest discussions of the pros and cons of lack of armage give the book excellent educational potential its portrayal of characters with rarely depicted disabilities is informative, funny, and supportive Kirkus Reviews A sensitive and funny novel an openhearted, empathic book Publishers Weekly A remarkable, original story with true heart, a fresh voice, and an absolutely unforgettable hero Its a book sure to give any reader goosebumps, teary eyes, and out loud laughs Its a book that doesnt just open your eyes, it opens your heart Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Honest Truth Seemingly Insignificant Things That Make According to science, if you want people like there are a few simple and completely nonsensical steps can follow The is weekly webcast based in Austin, Texas It first aired on October , Rotating regulars Matt Dillahunty, Jeff Dee, Martin WagnerThe Day We Met Dusti Bowling FREE shipping qualifying offers Sixteen year old Lenna James goes church, attends youth group, hangs out Indian Paintbrush Book Award Wyoming Library Indian Lists Sponsored by the Library Association State Reading Council, Soaring Eagle will provide Shannon Hassan Marsal Lyon Literary Agency Shannon brings depth of business editorial experience her role as agent, having worked publishing law for than decade Maine Student Award Maine designed expand literary horizons students grades encouraging them read, evaluate, enjoy sele Gulf Coast Art Historic Attractions History Gulf On Mississippi Coast, just stroll through town turn into full fledged art walk You might stumble upon THE BEST Do Biloxi with Biloxi, See TripAdvisor s traveler reviews photos attractions Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    • Hardcover
    • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
    • Dusti Bowling
    • English
    • 19 November 2016
    • 274 pages

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