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  • ISBN: 0739367862
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Peter Francis James,M.T. Anderson
  • Subcategory: Historical Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (October 14, 2008)
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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves (2008) is a historical novel written for young adults by M. T. Anderson and published by Candlewick in 2008, and a sequel to Volume I: The Pox Party. Anderson and published by Candlewick in 2008, and a sequel to Volume I: The Pox Party (2006). The American Library Association named it a Printz Honor Book, one of four runners-up for the annual Michael L. Printz Award recognizing literary excellence in books for young adults.

The Kingdom of the Waves," M. Anderson's second volume in the series, The Astonishing Life of Octavian . Anderson's second volume in the series, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, is an intense, highly personal novel. It provides the reader with a very different perspective on the American Revolution and its meaning to various groups of the citizenry. Continuing the story of Octavian Nothing, following his escape from The Novanglian College of Lucidity, the book begins as he, along with his tutor Dr. Trefusis, seeks safety in Boston.

Anderson Read by Peter Francis James. In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Part of Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing. Category: Teen & Young Adult Fiction Teen & Young Adult Historical Fiction Audiobooks. Sundered from all he knows Octavian hopes to find safe harbor.

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Matthew Tobin Anderson, known as . Anderson, is an American writer of children's books that range from picture books to young adult novels

Matthew Tobin Anderson, known as . Anderson, is an American writer of children's books that range from picture books to young adult novels. He won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2006 for The Pox Party, the first of two "Octavian Nothing" books, which are historical novels set in Revolution-era Boston. Anderson is known for using wit and sarcasm in his stories, as well as advocating that young adults are capable of mature comprehension.

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Sequel to the National Book Award Winner! . In Volume II of his unparalleled masterwork, M. Anderson recounts Octavian's experiences as the Revolutionary War explodes around him, thrusting him into intense battles and tantalizing him with elusive visions of liberty.

Sequel to the National Book Award Winner! Fearing a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Ultimately, this astonishing narrative escalates to a startling, deeply satisfying climax, while reexamining our national origins in a singularly provocative light.

Home Catalog Literature Contemporary Literature The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor . As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies.

Home Catalog Literature Contemporary Literature The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. The first of two volumes, this deeply provocative audiobook reimagines the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for listeners today.

Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death.       In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. But in the midst of war, no place is safe. The city of Boston itself is under siege. What follows is a tale of skirmish and flame, flight and fury, and battle on sea and land. Seeking both the truth of his past and some hope for his future, Octavian encounters generous thieves, pious carpenters, delicate lords, noble cowherds, bedazzled scientists, and murderous rebels–as this astonishing narrative escalates to its startling climax.
Reviews about The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves (7):
hardy
"The Kingdom of the Waves," M. T. Anderson's second volume in the series, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, is an intense, highly personal novel. It provides the reader with a very different perspective on the American Revolution and its meaning to various groups of the citizenry.

Continuing the story of Octavian Nothing, following his escape from The Novanglian College of Lucidity, the book begins as he, along with his tutor Dr. Trefusis, seeks safety in Boston. With the city under siege, Octavian decides to cast his lot with the British who promise freedom to rebel-owned slaves joining the King's forces. However, as the Revolutionary War progresses, Octavian begins to realize that his sheltered upbringing is of little use in the midst of the struggle. Although a slave and the subject of the Novanglian College of Lucidity's experimentation, he was raised as an educated dilettante. Thus, Octavian possesses few practical skills and grows to appreciate the clever, sometimes cunning, talents that his fellow soldiers exhibit. It is during this maturing process that he begins to recognize the British promise of freedom is illusory and that he has traded one type of enslavement for another.

The novel is written as a combination of first person narrative interspersed with Octavian's journal entries; these present his view of the Revolutionary War and its import to the slaves who have chosen to side with the British. Additionally, there are excerpts from broadsides and correspondence written between British officers and between colonists which present differing perspectives on the war. M. T. Anderson's writing is complex and intelligent. Using arcane spellings and phrasing, he infuses authenticity into the fictional correspondence and journaling.

Character development moves logically through the various stages of Octavian's emotional growth. Octavian's reactions and his eventual counterrevolutionary activities are consistent with his growing maturity and understanding of his situation's reality. Anderson's portrayal of Octavian's fellow soldiers, all who have different background stories, provides the reader with a glimpse into what slaves endured in their quest for freedom. Emotion can be raw, as can the scenes involving violence against soldiers and civilians. More sensitive readers may find this aspect of the work off-putting. However, it is appropriate within the context of the novel and reinforces the authenticity of the story.

This is a fine historical novel which should be read after "The Pox Party," volume I in The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing saga. Even more mature youthful readers will find it challenging both in language and subject matter. It is definitely a five-star read and will be taking its place on my bookshelves.
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This book opened a page in history for me that i had never considered..... The plight of the african men and women who were caught in the middle of a fight not of their making! Awesome read..... Much food for thought and meditation!
Faebei
John Green highly recommended this, that is why I bought it. It was a bit tedious though, mixed with intermittent very colorful and interesting moments. Some great descriptions of historical costume and lifestyles, but not enough to keep me involved. Just a bit slow paced adn a bit wordy for me. I couldn't get 1/2 way through then donated it to a needy library.
Whitebinder
Part 2 of 2, this book Complete's Octavian's truly astonishing journey through the American Revolution. This series is absolutely perfect for anyone who loves history, as it is entirely based on true events, and Octavian's narrative will make you rethink our history, and reveal some shocking truths. What is liberty? Is everyone a hypocrite? Was George Washington really a good guy? Were the British truely anti-slavery? M.T.Anderson has created a beautifully written story that will suck you in and leave you wanting more.
Ttyr
A very good read...If you read volume I you must read volume 2...I feel as though I have learned so much more than I knew about slavery and the recompenses of being in bondage. I recommend these volumes to anyone interested in our National Heritage and where it has lead us. Freedom is truly a Blessing.
Brialelis
I gave as a gift but have read it myself. It's by an author who really knows how to write a great story...and there's so much knowledgeable information contained between the pages.
JUST DO IT
With its focus on historical accuracy and flowing language, this is one of the best young adult novels I have read along with the first volume, The Pox Party. The story is told from the point of view of a slave in Boston pre-Revolution and reveals a great deal about the plight of slaves even in the North. This second volume in the story follows Octavian in his bid to win his freedom. Anderson's use of language is simply amazing. I was caught up in it immdiately, although younger readers may find it too cumbersome. I believe Anderson uses the language to emphasize the untenable situation of Octavian Nothing. This is a beautifully written book and one I would recommed to all.
What a terrible book. The author uses big words for the sake of it. My 8th grader had trouble following the confabulations in the story.

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