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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: Noah Galvin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781490624839
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Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest, or the best at gym, or the greatest artist, or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he’s not very good at. And his parents keep reminding him of those things all the time … even when it’s just by accident. But then Albie gets a new babysitter, Calista, who helps him figure out all of the things he is good at and how he can take pride in himself.

Once again, Graff crafts a beautiful novel about figuring out who you are and doing what you love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Graff’s…gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one’s strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward, taking on the world at his own speed.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Albie comes through significant emotional hardship to a genuine sense of self-worth.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A perfect book to share with struggling readers.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Achingly superb, Albie’s story shines.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2014
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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. Originally from California, she lived for many years in New York City and now makes her home just outside of Philadelphia.

About the Narrator

Noah Galvin has performed in numerous regional and off-Broadway plays, including performances in Yosemite, Treasure Island, Our Town, and Broadway Kids. Also a narrator, he has read books by Stephen Chbosky and Matthew Quick, among others.