Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

By: Dusti Bowling

It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears, but Aven is about to discover she can do it all—even without arms. Discussion questions.

ISBN: 9781454923459

JLG Release: Dec 2017

Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Social issues , Special needs , Friendship , Family , Adoption , Mysteries , Tourette syndrome , Physical disabilities


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Awards & Honors

Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Fiction for Older Readers

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First Release

December 2017



Dewey Classification

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.6; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;


Level 700L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Sterling Publishing

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas


Social issues, Special needs, Friendship, Family, Adoption, Mysteries, Tourette syndrome, Physical disabilities,

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