The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. 1 (Prebound)

The Poxpart

By M. T. Anderson

Perfection Learning, 9781606869253, 353pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/22/2008)
Paperback (10/13/2009)
Paperback (1/25/2011)
Hardcover (9/12/2006)
Compact Disc (10/14/2008)
Compact Disc (1/9/2007)
Hardcover (10/14/2008)
Prebound (1/25/2011)
Prebound (1/1/2008)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (6/1/2007)

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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“This historical novel transports the reader to the early days of America's revolution. The future is open, everything is up in the air, and the hardest choice is one of loyalty: Should Octavian fight for the rebels who want to keep him a slave, or should he follow hope and side with the royalists who promise him personal freedom? Anderson's sequel to his award-winning The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing is a provocative story that continues to enlarge the young adult novel in thoughtful, glorious ways.”
— Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
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"Anderson's imaginative and highly intelligent exploration of . . . the ambiguous history of America's origins will leave readers impatient for the sequel." - "The New York Times Book Review"
Young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers - but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role them. Set in Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's mesmerizing novel takes place at a time when Patriots battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim. The first of two parts, this deeply provocative novel reimagines past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.