Insignificant Events in the Life of A Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of A Cactus

eBook - 2017
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"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! 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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Sterling Children's Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781454923466
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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Aven has to deal with new classmates who cannot see beyond her lack of arms while also trying to figure out her connection to her new home--a ghost town of a theme park.

Aven was born with no arms, but she gets along just fine, until she has to deal with a new school, a new life, and a strange new mystery to solve. Also available as ebook.


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sewankiw
May 11, 2019

ITS AVEN NOT ADEN GET THE NAME RIGHT SUMMARY!

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darladoodles
Jan 24, 2019

Aven Green lives her life without arms more authentically than many kids with all of their limbs. Her story is inspiring and informative as she befriends a boy with Tourette's and another with a weight problem. They run into each other while avoiding eating lunch in the cafeteria. Together they team up to try and solve the mystery of the missing owner of Stagecoach Pass. When Aven's spirits dip into a valley, her father inspires her with Matthew 5:15 and encourages her to let her light shine. Shine on, Aven. Looking forward to the sequel!

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Nanabelle_5
Apr 15, 2018

Liz's suggestion

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white_lion_353
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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