Finding Orion / John David Anderson.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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's description.
    • ISBN:
      0062643894
      9780062643896
    • Accession Number:
      on1048442842
      1048442842
    • Accession Number:
      fay.652073
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANDERSON, J. D. Finding Orion. [s. l.]: Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. ISBN 0062643894. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Anderson JD. Finding Orion. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Anderson, J. D. (2019). Finding Orion. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Anderson, John David. 2019. Finding Orion. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073.
    • Harvard:
      Anderson, J. D. (2019) Finding Orion. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Anderson, JD 2019, Finding Orion, Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Anderson, John David. Finding Orion. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Anderson, John David. Finding Orion. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Anderson JD. Finding Orion [Internet]. Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652073

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

Rion seldom visited his grandfather, mainly because Dad didn't get along well with his father. But Papa Kwirk showed up on a motorcycle every Christmas Eve to give his grandchildren presents ranging from lethal (a combat knife, immediately confiscated by Mom) to creepy (a chipmunk he had personally stuffed). It's a shock when a singing-telegram clown arrives to announce his death. Soon the family embarks on a road trip to Papa Kwirk's small town, attends his unconventional funneral (accent on the fun) in a public park, and accepts a scavenger-hunt challenge that leads to surprising discoveries that encourage them to reevaluate the relative they thought they knew. While aspects of the story may strain credulity, readers will be happily swept along by Rion's first-person narration, which is often amusing, sometimes bemused, and occasionally even tender as he shows how his family was unwittingly drawn together by their shared experience. The author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day (2016), Posted (2017), and Granted (2018), Anderson offers another original novel written with wit and compassion. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 March #4

Rion has always felt that his family is strange, but even he is shocked when news of his grandfather's death is delivered via a clown with a singing telegram. This is the first of many surprises for Rion and his food scientist father (who engineers jelly bean flavors), astronomer mother, and two sisters following the death of Papa Kwirk—a larger-than-life Vietnam vet who rode a motorcycle and had a knack for giving his grandson inappropriate gifts (slingshots, poker chips). Rion's father, Fletcher, has never forgiven Papa Kwirk for his absent parenting and is content to bury him without resolution, but that proves impossible when they discover that the casket is empty except for one tantalizing clue: "To find me, start digging in our favorite spot." Embarking on a treasure hunt to locate the remains of their patriarch, the Kwirks solve family history–based riddles that call into question Fletcher's recollections of an indifferent, alcoholic father. Eccentric yet believable characters and Rion's perceptive narration prevent Anderson's unpredictable tale from feeling overwrought as the relationships between three generations of fathers and sons are rewritten anew. Ages 8–12. Agent: Josh Adams, Adams Literary. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.