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The octopus escapes  Cover Image Book Book

The octopus escapes / Maile Meloy ; pictures by Felicita Sala.

Meloy, Maile, (author.). Sala, Felicita, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984812698
  • ISBN: 1984812696
  • Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
The octopus is happy in his undersea cave until one day, a diver captures him and takes him to live in an aquarium. The humans give him food and tests that look like toys. But every day is the same, and the octopus soon tires of captive life. And so, under the cover of darkness, he makes his daring escape...Maile Meloy and Felicita Sala bring us a story full of excitement and heart, about the thrill of hard-won freedom and the pull of home. Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-7. G.P. Putnam's Sons.
AD500L Lexile
Decoding demand: 54 (medium) Semantic demand: 64 (high) Syntactic demand: 65 (high) Structure demand: 84 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 511951.
Subject: Octopuses > Juvenile fiction.
Aquariums > Juvenile fiction.
Captivity > Juvenile fiction.
Escapes > Juvenile fiction.
Home > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 32 of 40 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 40 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE MEL (Text) 0001002420618 JUV Easy New Checked out 08/31/2022

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