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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781101631225
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Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by sevens. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life. Until now.

Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Extraordinary and even inspirational.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Narrator] Robin Miles creates a believable cast of characters with appropriate accents and tones…She brilliantly brings to life this moving tale of tragedy, resilience, and the power of a loving, supportive community.”

    School Library Journal, audio review (starred review)

  • “Sloan has masterfully created a graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters, who learn lessons…about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast…and its tone…Poignant.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • Selected for the Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List: Top 10

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giuliana K | 9/23/2015

    " It's a really good book, it's slow but the meaning the main idea is very strong "

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About the Author

Holly Goldberg Sloan graduated from Wellesley College, worked as an advertising copywriter, and then began to write and direct family-feature films, including Angels in the Outfield and Made in America. Counting by 7s, her first middle-grade novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-six AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.