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Finding Orion

Finding Orion

Written by John David Anderson

Narrated by Graham Halstead


Finding Orion

Written by John David Anderson

Narrated by Graham Halstead

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5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
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Released:
May 7, 2019
ISBN:
9780062938732
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Description

The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves.

Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations, and his father makes funky-flavored jellybeans for a living. One sister acts as if she’s always on stage, and the other is a walking dictionary. But no one in the family is more odd than Rion’s grandfather, Papa Kwirk.

He’s the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays handing out crossbows and stuffed squirrels as presents. Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk, especially as his son — Rion’s father — is the complete opposite. Where Dad is predictable, nerdy, and reassuringly boring, Papa Kwirk is mysterious, dangerous, and cool.

Which is why, when Rion and his family learn of Papa Kwirk’s death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects, Rion can’t help but feel that that’s not the end of his story. That there’s so much more to Papa Kwirk to discover.

He doesn’t know how right he is.

Publisher:
Released:
May 7, 2019
ISBN:
9780062938732
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

John David Anderson is the author of many highly acclaimed books for kids, including the New York Times Notable Book Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, Posted, Granted, Sidekicked, The Dungeoneers, and Finding Orion. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wonderful wife, two frawesome kids, and clumsy cat, Smudge, in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.


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  • (4/5)
    When a singing-telegram clown shows up at the Kwirks’ home and delivers the message that Papa Kwirk is dead, it sets Rion’s family on an unexpected journey to better understanding the man. The awkward tension between Dad and Papa Kwirk is portrayed honestly and painfully, especially as the family hears from Frank’s friends all the wonderful things they didn’t know about him. Rion feels like an outsider, that his grandfather was a kind of stranger. I could identify with it. So many families have similar situations. No one wants to be the one to breach the gap. Emotionally honest about family messiness but hilarious at the same time.