My middle school has read Octopus as an All School summer read. We start school on August 28 and will be talking about it through September in preparation for a visit from Ann on September 20. I personally will be teaching 10 sections of 6th grade reading, and would be interested in finding a way to connect with you. Let me know!
I am hoping to have one of my middle school library book clubs read and discuss this book sometime this year. If you are interested in connecting to discuss further, let me know! My twitter handle and gmail are both ktlewis14.