The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson audiobook

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves: The Kingdom on the Waves

By M. T. Anderson
Read by Peter Francis James

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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Series: Book 2

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    ISBN: 9780739367872

Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death.         In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. But in the midst of war, no place is safe. The city of Boston itself is under siege. What follows is a tale of skirmish and flame, flight and fury, and battle on sea and land. Seeking both the truth of his past and some hope for his future, Octavian encounters generous thieves, pious carpenters, delicate lords, noble cowherds, bedazzled scientists, and murderous rebels–as this astonishing narrative escalates to its startling climax.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2009 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

A 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

A 2008 Horn Book Fanfare Best Book

Selected for the Winter 2009 Kids' Indie Next List

Winner of Printz Honors, 2007

Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death.         In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. But in the midst of war, no place is safe. The city of Boston itself is under siege. What follows is a tale of skirmish and flame, flight and fury, and battle on sea and land. Seeking both the truth of his past and some hope for his future, Octavian encounters generous thieves, pious carpenters, delicate lords, noble cowherds, bedazzled scientists, and murderous rebels–as this astonishing narrative escalates to its startling climax.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It may be hard to conceive of making the claim about a young adult book, but I believe Octavian Nothing will someday be recognized as a novel of the first rank, the kind of monumental work Italo Calvino called ‘encyclopedic’ in the way it sweeps up history into a comprehensive and deeply textured pattern.” New York Times
“Elegantly crafted writing in an 18th-century voice [with] sensitive portrayals of primary and secondary characters…This can stand alone, but readers who finish both will feel that they have been part of a grand and special adventure.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With themes of oppression, slavery, freedom, and identity, the experiences and horrors of war are realistically presented. Peter Francis James does an admirable job of bringing Octavian to life.” School Library Journal
“More cohesive than the first book, it is a wonderfully written story with immersive descriptions of life during the Revolution.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: M. T. Anderson

Author Bio: M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson is the critically acclaimed author of many picture books and novels, including Feed, which was a National Book Award finalist, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing,,Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, which won a National Book Award and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English