Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

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Annotation: When she moves to Arizona with her family, Aven, who was born without arms, knows she'll be the center of unwanted attention. But she unexpectedly bonds with Connor, and ends up helping a friend, solving a mystery, and facing her worst fears.
Catalog Number: #150656
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Sterling
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 262 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-454-92345-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99659-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-454-92345-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99659-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017021165
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 48,600
Reading Level: 4.6
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.6 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 190934 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.3 / points:11.0 / quiz:Q72090
Lexile: 700L

"Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned." -- School Library Journal (Starred review) Chosen for the Autumn 2017 Kids' Indie Next List! Winner of the 2017 Reading the West Book Award for Children's Books! Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again. Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It's hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven's about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.


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