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The Resource The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation, Vol. 1, The pox party, taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources ; collected by M.T. Anderson of Boston

The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation, Vol. 1, The pox party, taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources ; collected by M.T. Anderson of Boston

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The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation, Vol. 1, The pox party
Title
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation
Title number
Vol. 1
Title part
The pox party
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taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources ; collected by M.T. Anderson of Boston
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Pox party
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Language
eng
Summary
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War
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At the dawn of the Revolutionary War, young Octavian is raised in highly unusual circumstances at the Novanglian College of Lucidity. Though the scholars give him a first-rate education, they also monitor him closely...too closely. As he grows older, Octavian learns the horrifying truth of his situation, and that truth leads him to question his understanding of himself and the Revolution: if the Patriots can fight for their freedom, why can't he fight for his? -- Description by Rebecca Honeycutt
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Award
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2007.
  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 2006
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2006
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
Awards note
  • A Junior Library Guild selection.
  • National Book Award, 2006.
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149148
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DLC
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[Fic]
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no index present
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1090
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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True
Series statement
Astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation
Series volume
v. 1
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation, Vol. 1, The pox party, taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources ; collected by M.T. Anderson of Boston
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9780763624026
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006043170
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)64390636
Label
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation, Vol. 1, The pox party, taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources ; collected by M.T. Anderson of Boston
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9780763624026
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006043170
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)64390636

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