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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 grew up in Santa Monica, California, the son of children’s book author Sid Fleischman. Drawing on history, music, art, and theater, his books have often experimented with multiple viewpoints and performance. He received the Newbery Medal in 1989 for Joyful Noise, a Newbery Honor Award for Graven Images, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Bull Run, and was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout. He lives on the central coast of California.

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 eleven 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.