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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Graff Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780451485892
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One of the finest novelists of her generation, National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff returns readers to the world of A Tangle of Knots, where a camp for Talented kids just might be a recipe for disaster.

In this magical companion to the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, it’s summertime and everyone is heading off to camp. For Talented kids, the place to be is Camp Atropos, where they can sing songs by the campfire, practice for the Talent show, and take some nice long dips in the lake. But what the kids don’t know is that they’ve been gathered for a reason—one that the camp’s director wants to keep hidden at all costs.

Meanwhile, a Talent jar that has been dropped to the bottom of the lake has sprung a leak, and strange things have begun to happen. Dozens of seemingly empty jars have been washing up on the shoreline, Talents have been swapped, and memories have been ripped from one camper’s head and placed into another. And no one knows why.

With a camp full of kids, a lake full of magic, and a grown-up full of a secrets, A Clatter of Jars is story of summer, family, and the lengths we go to win back the people we love. Perfect for readers who loved Katherine Paterson’s The Great Gilly Hopkins or Louis Sachar’s Holes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A singularly talented narrator, Ellen Archer, presents this deftly woven magical story…Archer portrays the shifting perspectives of Lily, Chuck, Remy, and other young campers, as well as recurring singularities such as the language of frogs, the beautiful tones of a magical harmonica, the rich notes of a melancholy Spanish lullaby, and the stilted speech of a unique boy…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “In this warmhearted companion to A Tangle of Knots, Graff revisits a world divided by those with magical ‘Talents’ and those without and the inevitable strain it places on relationships…[especially] sibling-related troubles…Graff brings the plot threads to a satisfying resolution.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Most readers who enjoy magical fantasy set in an otherwise realistic world will likely embrace these new characters. Verdict: Graff is a master of the magical realism genre, and this offering is worthy of a spot in any middle grade collection.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This is a novel that rewards a second—or even a third—reading.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Graff’s prose and plot construction is as pleasing as ever, and A Clatter of Jars will appeal to a wide range of readers.”


  • “This highly satisfying sequel to A Tangle of Knots will not only sate the appetites of readers already familiar with Graff’s fantasy world, but it will also provide a fine entry point for new readers as well…Graff’s vivid character development and world building makes for tight plotting and nicely negotiable complexity.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Lisa Graff is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, as well as Lost in the Sun, Absolutely Almost, Double Dog Dare, Umbrella Summer, The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, The Thing about Georgie, and Sophie Simon Solves Them All.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an actress, and singer with a degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters.