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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Railsback Narrator: Rachel Gray Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ten-year-old Babo has grown up on an abandoned circus camp in a war-torn country. She sleeps in the old lion cage and takes care of the other parentless leftover kids telling them fantastical stories about the old circus days and finding ways to make them laugh. They need her. So Babo is not one single bit happy when an American couple wants to adopt her and change her name to Betti. How will her real parents ever find her all the way in America?

But soon crazy America is exactly where she is - with new parents and a little sister, weird food like snaky spooogetti, and all kinds of people speaking gobbledygook. Betti is determined to run away. She just has to find the perfect time....

Heartbreaking and hilarious, Betti on the High Wire is a book about family, the meaning of home - and most of all, about one brave and imaginative (and completely unforgettable) little girl.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 12/31/2013

    " good audio "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jamie | 12/23/2013

    " Purposeful, but problematic. I was mostly highly annoyed by the fact that Babo/Betti knows some words but totally doesn't know others, and I suppose her misspelling/confusion is supposed to be cute, but it felt kind of "Balki in Perfect Strangers" to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan P | 12/7/2013

    " Sounded better than it was. A young girl from an unnamed war torn country is adopted by an American couple and their daughter. The author's writing style kept me off balance, and Betti was just weird enough to not be totally sympathetic or likeable. I give it a shrug. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Keith | 11/28/2013

    " A pretty good story. I found Babo's transition to living in America to be interesting and there were certianly a few touching moments between her and her new family and her and George, but the story never really grabbed me to a point where I couldn't put it down. "

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