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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Fleischman Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781464044434
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Long ago, in a land by the sea, twelve-year-old Aaron lives with his mother in the wooded countryside. Because the boy is mute, he depends on his mother completely. But when a sudden blizzard strands his mother in a distant town, Aaron finds himself alone for the first time in his life. Setting out in the snow to look for his mother, the boy embarks on a perilous, silent journey that will carry him to the eerie Half-A-Moon Inn. There, held captive by the sharp-eyed Miss Grackle, Aaron will discover her wicked powers—powers that Aaron must destroy if he is ever to see his mother again.

Paul Fleischman, an award-winning author of children’s books, writes stories that capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Throughout Aaron’s exciting adventure, the Half-A-Moon Inn fills with the sights and sounds of a magical, medieval world.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 11/9/2013

    " Jim Trelease suggested this as a fast-paced short novel. I read it aloud to my class in four days and it was...okay. I don't think I'll ever read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ - Secret Charm | 8/11/2013

    " Read this in class somewhere between third and fifth grade. I remember reading it around Halloween. I also remember it scared the crap out of me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Sobieck | 7/25/2013

    " No other book left a deeper impression on my youth than "The Half-a-Moon Inn." It ignited my passion for reading and writing. I don't think re-reading it as an adult leaves the same experience, but that doesn't mean it's any less important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/31/2013

    " I shouldn't re-read this, because I was so enchanted by it as a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marya | 5/24/2013

    " Children's books are awesome. Here we have a mute boy on a quest in a magical realism world, thick with atmosphere, trapped in a Les-Mis style inn desperate to find his mother. I can't imagine an adult book with that sort of premise. Unless they made something in that list a metaphor for sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Ferrier | 7/22/2012

    " I read this book somewhere between 10 and 12 years old...It is the first book that ever really sparked my imagination as far as mystery and suspense...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 6/21/2012

    " Another okay children's book. I am reading a lot like this, trying to figure out which of a big batch someone gave me are worth keeping. I don't know if this one made the cut. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 6/16/2012

    " very adventures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsy | 6/8/2012

    " This is my husband's favorite book from childhood. I read it aloud to my students and we were all enthralled! "

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About the Author
Author Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman has written more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. He received a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. His novel Whirligig was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. His Breakout was a finalist for the National Book Award.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.