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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia MacLachlan Narrator: Milo Ventimiglia Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780743569323
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Jake is a part of an extraordinary family.

He has a life filled with art, music, and long summer nights on the Cape. He has hours and days and months of baseball. But, more than anything in this world, Jake knows he has Edward. From the moment he was born, Jake knew Edward was destined for something. Edward could make anyone laugh and everyone think. During one special year, he became the only one in the neighborhood who could throw a perfect knuckleball. It was a pitch you could not hit. That same year, Jake learned there are also some things you cannot hold.

Patricia MacLachlan, one of the most beloved children's book authors writing today, has painted a deeply stirring, delicately lyrical portrait of a child, a son, a family, and a brother. Through Edward's eyes, we see what gifts all of these things truly are to those around them, and how those gifts live on and grow. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 2/1/2014

    " Patricia MacLachlan is a really great author, able to capture so well characters and emotions. This book is a poignant, beautiful story about people caring for each other and becoming family for each other...and more...but I don't want to give it away. It's short! You should check it out from the library. It's going to be my next readaloud chapter book in my classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diamond | 1/19/2014

    " This BOOK WAS AWSOME! But some of the parts were very sad. But overal it was a really good book. I think everyone should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi Murphy | 1/13/2014

    " This is a seriously touching book. I would have given it five stars, except it made me cry. And I HATE to cry! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy | 1/4/2014

    " It was ok, but the cover was kind of misleading. Before I read it I thought of Edward as a baseball wild boy, but he is not that at all. He is smart, speaks french(read it to mike and he could translate the french parts) and is just kind of different. It was sad at the end, but you could see it coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/22/2013

    " This book is great. It's fast paced and I think it will grab kids attention. It will however, make you cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Rasco | 12/13/2013

    " Patricia MacLachlan's books are amazing and I can add this one to the list. Her books touch my heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 11/7/2013

    " This book made me CRY!!! It was so sweet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 10/28/2013

    " A very very sad book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 9/27/2013

    " This is a sweet and touching story, one that will stay with me for a while. The writing is descriptive and beautiful, but the first 2/3 does not have much plot, and a lot of character names was a little confusing to me at first. I would be curious to know if 4th/5th graders like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 9/21/2013

    " An amazing story. Short but powerful. Emotional. Moving. Wonderful. Might need a tissue when you read it. I will be sharing and recommending this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arelie | 7/24/2013

    " This book was great it was so sad!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerianna | 6/22/2013

    " Like this author, but this book is too spare; I couldn't follow it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 4/27/2013

    " A simple yet elegant story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Clark | 12/24/2012

    " I have to admit that I was a little confused at first when reading this one. But boy did it hit me and come together for me! A powerful story of a little boy who loved baseball! There's more to it than that, but I'll let you find out for yourself. You won't be disappointed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/6/2012

    " Clever and poignant. I can see this being an award winner of some sort this year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 2/16/2012

    " An awesome book!!!!! It's sad and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Gallop | 11/24/2011

    " This is a great story about a little boy that can play baseball and is loved by every member of his family. Edward is charged with taking care of the new baby that is brought home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/8/2011

    " Good story, but such a downer. I didn't like that Edward was so perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 10/12/2011

    " A beautifully written story from a master teller. Edwards family has to find a way to deal with his sudden and unexpected death. They find that donating his eyes to a worthy recipient is just the thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Crenshaw | 5/16/2011

    " Excellent book. Totally made me cry, but an excellent quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 4/16/2011

    " I loved thisbook.The book hooked me in .I cried when Edward died
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/30/2011

    " Sad book. Not easy for me to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 3/21/2011

    " Lovely, but a little too implausible for me. I felt manipulated, as if I were being forced to care (which, of course, I did). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/11/2011

    " Great read for big thinking on symbolism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 1/26/2011

    " Simply and beautifully done. Will make you cry. Can read it in an hour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diamond | 1/21/2011

    " This BOOK WAS AWSOME! But some of the parts were very sad. But overal it was a really good book. I think everyone should read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 1/20/2011

    " Awesome book. So sad! Our 5th grade teacher read it to us. But really? The ending? It's a bit too sad. I still give it five stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Rosie | 1/18/2011

    " Read this with Kayla and Ruthie! We loved it! See my diagram of the characters in my photos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/28/2010

    " An amazing book. Very beautifully written with many "snapshots" of Edward & his family. The touching ending opens the door to many topics of discussion including each person's gifts to family & mankind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 12/17/2010

    " This little book by the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, is both poetic and poignant. I read it because my 10 year old read it for school and I wanted to be able to discuss it with her. "

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