Olive's Ocean

Paperback | April 26, 2005

byKevin Henkes

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Sometimes life can change in an instant

Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Weeks after a tragic accident, all that is left are eerie connections between the two girls, former classmates who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. Things only get more complicated when Martha begins to like Jimmy Manning, a neighbor boy she used to despise. What is going on? Can life for Martha be the same ever again?

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Sometimes life can change in an instantMartha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Weeks after a tragic accident, all that is left are eerie connections between the two girls, former classmates who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thi...

Kevin Henkes is the author ofJunonia,Sun & Spoon,Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor BooksThe Year of Billy MillerandOlive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellersLittle White Rabbit,My Garden,Old Bear,A Good Day, andKitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarde...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.56 inPublished:April 26, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060535458

ISBN - 13:9780060535452

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from moving This book would and should be targeted towards younger readers, round the ages of 10-13. I can remember reading it for the first time and loving it, this book taught me to love books that weren't apart of the fantasy genre.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable While this was an enjoyable book, I personally enjoy Kevin Henkes illustrated children's book more. I normally would not suggest his book to customers unless I was sure that they enjoyed this particular genre of storyline as it is a little bit slow, and not particularly significant. It may be a good book to suggest to a child who is struggling with death in their lives, but even then, there are better titles that could be offered.
Date published: 2006-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring This book was terrific. I thought it was very well written and had a lot of meaning within it. It was short but still a great read.
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“With beautifully defined characters, events, and emotions that will tug at your heart, this novel is flawless.”