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  • Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 168 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 770

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  • 9780374368500
  • 0374368503

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The fantastic secret of Owen Jester

by O'Connor, Barbara.

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Call number: J Fiction / O'Connor, Barbara

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth

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"Frances Foster books."

After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.

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nice middle grades tale

The story is rather slow moving and parts seem unnecessary (eg so much time spent arguing about and building the cage), but they all tied together in the end. And while at a certain level it was kind of mundane, the kids really did show a lot of persistence and invest hard work to achieve their goal. It's the kind of summer experience everyone says kids are missing out on these days (free range, outdoors, kid-directed, etc).

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