Insignificant Events in the Life of A Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of A Cactus

Book - 2017
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New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781454923459
Branch Call Number: Fiction Bowling CHILD
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 21 cm


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Category: Jave Laugh - Fun reads

Sometimes being different requires handling other people's discomfort.

Aven was born without arms, but this has never stopped the plucky teen. A great soccer player, she has learned how to do almost anything using her feet and legs, with the support of her adoptive parents. New trials await her, though, when her parents move to Arizona to run a Wild West theme park.... Read More »

Aven was born without arms, but gets through life just fine, telling gawkers made up stories about her lack of limbs. Life gets a little complicated though, after her family moves from Kansas to Arizona and a mystery presents itself. Debut title from an Arizona author!

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Apr 15, 2018

Liz's suggestion

Apr 03, 2018

Such a great book !It is about a girl named Aven that has to move because her mom and dad got a new job. She has to move from all l of her friends what will happen when she moves ?

JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

I had to read this based on the title alone, and it's a great book. Aven was born without arms and has moved to a western theme park with her adopted parents. So she has to make friends at her new school, where the kids don't quite understand how to deal with someone who is differently abled. A great cast of characters and a mystery add to this book's charm. I recommend this for ages 9-12


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