Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King audiobook

Me and Marvin Gardens

By Amy Sarig King
Read by Kirby Heyborne

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The first middle-grade novel from Printz Honor-winning author Amy Sarig King is a boy-meets-animal story like no other, and has earned three starred reviews! Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy abandoned him for the development kids. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about. So Obe hangs out at the creek by his home, in the last wild patch left, picking up trash and looking for animal tracks. One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags... No one has seen a creature like this before, because there's never been a creature like this before. The animal--Marvin Gardens--becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

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Summary

Summary

A Washington Examiner Best Book of the Year selection

A 2017 New York Public Library Books for Teens pick

An EcoLit Books Pick of Best Books of 2017

A Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List selection

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection

An Indie Next Kids' List Great Read

The first middle-grade novel from Printz Honor-winning author Amy Sarig King is a boy-meets-animal story like no other, and has earned three starred reviews!

Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy abandoned him for the development kids. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about. So Obe hangs out at the creek by his home, in the last wild patch left, picking up trash and looking for animal tracks.

One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags... No one has seen a creature like this before, because there's never been a creature like this before. The animal--Marvin Gardens--becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A coming-of-age novel with a fully developed and authentic protagonist. An emotionally rich read for a wide audience.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A provocative exploration of human action and interaction on both local and global levels, as well as the interplay between past, present, and future, King’s novel will leave readers pondering how we treat each other and the planet. " Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A smart, environmentally conscious underdog story with a lot of heart…The characters are rewardingly complex. Through Obe, King asks the Big Questions alongside the smaller, more personal ones in a way that will likely have readers doing the same.” Horn Book (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Amy Sarig King

Author Bio: Amy Sarig King

Amy Sarig King has published many critically acclaimed young-adult novels under the name A. S. King, including Please Ignore Vera Dietz, which was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and Ask the Passengers, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.99
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English