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Author: Helen Frost Narrator: Natalia Payne Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781449836917
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Eighteen-year-old Muriel Jorgensen lives on one side of Crabapple Creek. Her family's closest friends, the Normans, live on the other. For as long as Muriel can remember, the families' lives have been intertwined, connected by the crossing stones that span the water. But now that Frank Norman-who Muriel is just beginning to think might be more than a friend-has enlisted to fight in the First World War, the future is uncertain. Muriel is opinionated about the war and women's suffrage, but she is surrounded by people who advise her to keep her opinions to herself. Now she must find a way to care for those she loves while becoming the person she is most truly meant to be. Written in beautifully structured verse by Printz Honor Book author Helen Frost, Crossing Stones captures nine months in the lives of two resilient families struggling to stay together and cross carefully, stone by stone, into a changing world. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feleicia | 5/16/2011

    " This was an amazing book, it had me in tears and was perfect from beginning to end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kezia | 5/13/2011

    " Wow! I loved how it gave the point of view of three people. Great book. It was very poetic and beautiful. Full of love and sorrow and the pain of war, it will satisfy anyone who loves a good historical novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 4/8/2011

    " This book is really a breath of fresh air in a subject I have not delved into much. I enjoy how authors can portray strong women who are eloquent in verbalizing their desires. Unfortunately, the book ends so abruptly that I don't feel the main character has evolved into what she can become. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amaree | 3/7/2011

    " I liked the symoblism in this book. It was clever. The form made the book easy to read and fun. The historical information made it interesting. However, a great deal of the themes had to do with today's world. It is very politcal. I think it was enjoyable to read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 2/13/2011

    " I really loved this book. It was a quick read with a lot of deep meaning to it. I felt that I could relate to the character really well and the form was so clever. I would recommend this book to anybody and everybody! Warning: It's sad, you might cry at parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clint | 1/30/2011

    " Very touching look at an often forgotten topic, the women of WW1 who kept this country running. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/22/2010

    " This story is laid out in words so beautifully, it does flow like a strong current of a powerful story. Simple and strong character voices with touchable stories that draw you in. "

About the Author

Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota, and grew up in a family of ten children. She taught elementary school in Vermont, Scotland, and Alaska before becoming a full-time writer. Her novels, poetry, and picture books have won numerous honors and awards, including a Michael L. Printz honor for Keesha’s House. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where her yard is a “monarch way station” with hundreds of milkweed plants and nectar flowers that she has planted especially for monarch butterflies.

About the Narrator

Natalia Payne is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress whose film and television credits include Crazy Love, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, among others.