Finding Orion plus GIVEAWAY!!!!

"It's hard, sometimes, reconciling the difference between what you really feel about something and what you know you're supposed to feel."

John David Anderson's books never fail to engage and amaze.  FINDING ORION is a story of grief, belonging, and finding your place in the world.  Orion Kwerk is the only ordinary person in his family of brilliant and quirky characters. A life full of strangely flavored jelly beans, constellations, dictionaries and show tunes is interrupted  when Orion's grandfather's death is announced by a singing clown.  Papa Kwirk's death leads Orion and his family to a journey full of mayhem, mystery, ice cream, understanding, and forgiveness.  

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Sometimes you need to lose something in order to find yourself.
Beloved author John David Anderson returns with a heartwarming, heartbreaking and unforgettable story of the true power and limits of family.
    Ron Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations, and his father makes funky-flavored jelly beans for a living. One sister acts as if she’s always onstage, and the other is a walking dictionary. But no one in the family is more odd than Rion’s grandfather, Papa Kwirk.
    He’s the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays, handing out crossbows and stuffed squirrels as presents. Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk, especially since his son—Rion’s father—is the complete opposite. Where Dad is predictable, nerdy, and reassuringly boring, Papa Kwirk is mysterious, dangerous, and cool.
    Which is why, when Rion and his family learn of Papa Kwirk’s death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects, Rion can’t help but fell that that’s not the end of the story. That there’s so much more to Papa Kwirk to discover.
    He doesn’t know how right he is.

John David Anderson is the author of some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed books for kids in recent memory, including the New York Times Notable Book Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, Posted, Granted, Sidekicked, and The Dungeoneers. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wonderful wife and two frawsome kids in Indianapolis, Indiana. He’s never eaten seven scoops of ice cream in a single sitting, but he thinks it sounds like a terrific idea. You can visit him online at

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  1. This book is exactly my favorite type to read--family themes, emotional, dealing with loss, and quirky fun characters. I shared on twitter @dhammelef

  2. Perfect book for my family. Thanks for writing it.

  3. Intriguing! Sounds like family is family, whichever one you belong to!

  4. That's a beautifully deep topic, I'd be interested in seeing how the author tackles it. Congrats!