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3.00297619047619 out of 53.00297619047619 out of 53.00297619047619 out of 53.00297619047619 out of 53.00297619047619 out of 5 3.00 (672 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Helgerson Narrator: Jessica Almasy Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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As her cousin Duke - the bully of Blue Wing, Minnesota - dangles her precariously from a steel bridge 20 feet above the flood-swollen Mississippi, Claire doesn't expect to softly land on a passing boat or to see Duke floundering in the river. And yet as these unlikely events - and more - suddenly begin to happen, some in the sleepy river town don't seem at all surprised.

But when a rhino's horn suddenly sprouts from Duke's face and his parents turn to stone, 12-year-old Claire decides to take action. Tracking down trolls and convincing them to reverse a curse, however, may not be as easy as she thinks. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abigail | 2/20/2014

    " WANT TO COUNT AS TWO BOOKS. This book is about a girl named Claire, who always gets bullied by her cousin Duke. One day when he threatens to drop her in a river things go badly and hes grows a horn where his nose was!So Claire and Duke set off with three trolls to fix what has been done. I did not like this book at all, Duke treats his cousin awfully even after all she's done!! I do not recommend this to anybody, they would do better reading a picture book!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamara the Librarian | 2/13/2014

    " Very cool cover-- book wasn't that engaging. I found it a bit hard to follow-- maybe because I didn't think either the characters or the plot were that well developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 2/11/2014

    " An excellent Mississippi River fairy tale, packed with trolls, talking crickets and blue wing fairies. I was a little confused when it came to troll curses. Who curse who first and why and what happened to them, but it all works out eventually and the bullies learn their lesson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luann | 2/10/2014

    " In which we learn that shooting stars smell "a little like a grilled cheese sandwich that's been burned . . . only sweeter." Quirky "rivery" fun with river trolls, rock trolls, rhinos, a blue-wing fairy, and some very funny lying crickets. I really wanted to like this book, but for some reason it just never caught me up and pulled me in. It had some fun moments, but overall it was just okay. Although the lying crickets did make me laugh several times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Bennett | 2/9/2014

    " This was a enjoyable kids book. It's a tale about a town that has a bit of magic here and there complete with trolls and fairies. It's about being a bully and what can become of it if you are. And mostly it's about a little girl named Claire who gets mixed up in all sorts of things. Her cousin is growing a horn, some of her family has turned to stone and she's got a trio of trolls demanding her help. With all this going on, it's a fun and wild ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britney | 1/20/2014

    " i loved that the book portrayed the theme of kindness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Hart | 9/27/2013

    " This is the best book ever. I read it when I was a little kid, and fell in absolute love!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill Scott | 9/17/2013

    " I picked this book up because it was recommended by a student. I never really got into though, and I basically forced myself to read it. It just wasn't my thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jake4evs | 9/16/2013

    " awesum book desi! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 7/30/2013

    " Cute book. Kind of whimsical fantasy. I would expect maybe 3rd grade & up would like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 7/28/2013

    " Great character descriptions. Funny! Especially good for native speakers. Grade 6-8 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 7/11/2013

    " Sweet, simple, with a dash of Midwest river magic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbie | 5/19/2013

    " This book started well, but it got a little lost in the middle. It's a good idea, but the story didn't flow well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie (Claire McCaslin) mccaslin | 3/28/2013

    " this book is about a girl named claire(not kidding) and in the biginning of the the book she is being dangled off of a bridge by her cousin duke. the only thing is when she is dropped she floats! i think somthing rivery is going on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 2/24/2013

    " I wanted to like this more than I did. It needed a stronger sense of self...a stronger sense of place. The main character as lacked some umph. She was always too on top of things in a passive way. I know, it sounds silly but read it and see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 11/28/2012

    " A cute and different story. Rock Trolls, River Trolls, Blue Wing Faries, rhino's, shooting stars, crickets, stone people, and a family mixed up in the whole mess. Somehow it all works out into a fun read with many twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaina | 11/22/2012

    " Soooo wierd but sooo good!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 7/8/2012

    " This was a fun quick read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kisa | 6/21/2012

    " A beautiful fantasy book! I loved it, a little short, but it was beautiful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Malone | 1/26/2012

    " A good read. Quirky characters, loved the setting. A fun fantasy with lots of humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcia | 12/21/2011

    " I made it to the end, but it wasn't easy. A fantasy tale involving rock trolls, crickets, rhino horns and a character named Bodacious Deepthink. Not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 8/14/2011

    " So, far this book is interesting. It's kind of wacky in a way, but in a good one.Rino horns, river trolls, rock trolls and wacky rivers take you on an adventure of a girl and her family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/8/2011

    " This book was a little too random and quirky. I just couldn't buy into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/27/2011

    " This is a cute twisty little children's book that is quite interesting and entertaining. I really enjoyed how creative it was. While not finding huge parallels to modern dilemmas or deep truths, it was just refreshing. You won't learn much about yourself so to speak but will enjoy the afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven | 5/23/2011

    " I thought it was well written but It missed that edged that is usually in books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 5/14/2011

    " I think its my FAVE book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamio | 4/20/2011

    " A fun romp featuring a spunky cross between Scout Fitch and Ramona Quimby as heroine who shares top billing as main character with a spookilly constructed Southern rivershed. The cover is one of the best I have seen for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 4/10/2011

    " I loved this book. It was well written and full of suprises. The characters were very realistic and you can easily envision the places described. Once I started reading I couldn't stop! I finished it very quickly. I am definatly going to read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 3/2/2011

    " This book was a little too random and quirky. I just couldn't buy into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 1/12/2011

    " It was a pretty good book, but with too many unnessecary words. A girl nmaed Claire goes on a mission with trolls to save her cousin who got turned into a rhino. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/6/2011

    " Great character descriptions. Funny! Especially good for native speakers. Grade 6-8 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momarriott | 1/5/2011

    " A really rather unusual children's (?) book - not at all preteen trendy (no vampires), but highly imaginative and felt really 'local' if that makes sense for a book that is set mostly in a magical realm. Lots of fun detail - loved the river trolls wearing bicyle gear... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 12/31/2010

    " I didn't finish the book. I got bored with the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 12/28/2010

    " A fine fairy tale of family, friendship, and courage. Can a bully be transformed by a single act of genuine kindness? Lots of amazing things happen, but then they usually do when something rivery is going on... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 12/8/2010

    " Nuttiness on the Mississippi River! A "cute" book with southern tale flair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 10/26/2010

    " A cute and different story. Rock Trolls, River Trolls, Blue Wing Faries, rhino's, shooting stars, crickets, stone people, and a family mixed up in the whole mess. Somehow it all works out into a fun read with many twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grumpy72 | 9/24/2010

    " Interesting spin on the bully theme. I like the 'magical' nature of it! Fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 9/15/2010

    " So, far this book is interesting. It's kind of wacky in a way, but in a good one.Rino horns, river trolls, rock trolls and wacky rivers take you on an adventure of a girl and her family. "

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About the Narrator

Jessica Almasy is an actress, theater teacher, and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has recorded over eighty titles, including the Earphones Award-winning Clementine series and Operation Yes, for which she won a 2010 Audie Award. Outside of the Clementine series, Almasy has also won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.