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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,204 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Henkes Narrator: Stina Nielsen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780062111258
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Returning to the beach cottage—a cottage named Scallop—where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice Rice.

Who will see the first dolphin this time? The first pelican? What will have changed? Stayed the same? And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell?

Alice's friends are all returning, too. And she's certain her parents have the best party planned for her. Alice can't wait. If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect. Will Alice be lucky?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Henkes knows that Alice, like many girls her age, carries plenty of things in her mind—and her heart—that she seldom speaks of. She mulls them over privately, and in Henkes’s hands, eloquently.”

    New York Times

  • “In this introspective story about a child’s search for a rare shell, Henkes again displays his ability to find profound meaning in ordinary events…Readers will empathize with Alice’s frustrations and relish her moments of joy.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review

  • “With tender observations and sensory details, Henkes creates a memorable young individual whose arcadian growing up is authentic and pitch-perfect.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Very few writers have such a keen understanding of the emotional lives of children; here Henkes is at the top of his game.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/8/2014

    " I felt just like Alice in this book. I listened to it and just loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/21/2014

    " I was totally attracted to the gorgeous cover and beautiful chapter illustrations. It was a slow-paced book which I felt was appropriate for its vacation-on-the-beach subject matter. It was a little too emotional for me, but beautifully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 1/16/2014

    " I loved this book. It reminds me of when my family went on vacation to the beach every year. This is a book about a girl named Alice. This year she is turning ten and wants to find a rare shell called junonia. Will alice find it? You'll just have to find out. I recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brook | 1/3/2014

    " A sweet story for young girls! Deals with loss, anger and most importantly, empathy and appreciation of the small things! "

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

    " Beautifully-written coming of age story. I really felt all the emotions that Alice was going through as her 10th birthday approached. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane Golden | 12/3/2013

    " It was an OK book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louisa | 11/29/2013

    " Magical. Alice Rice might be new favorite neurotic in childrens lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 8/23/2013

    " Fortunately there are some good reviews about this little gem. I don't know what to say. I do know that I will look for more by Henkes - I enjoy & respect his picture books but this was a pleasant surprise. Quiet, thoughtful, wise, but still entertaining is really all I have to tell you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen | 5/21/2013

    " This book is not really worth reading. But I did like the shell drawings in the front. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/1/2013

    " I suppose it was alright, but in my opinion, the main character Alice has a really unreasonable way of thinking that seriously irritates me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsyn | 7/24/2012

    " I enjoyed this quiet book about a girl's vacation on Sanibel Island (during which she celebrates her 10th birthday). Though I enjoyed the beautiful language and descriptions as well as Henkes' sensitivity to her feelings, I wasn't moved by this book as I'd hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Fredrickson | 10/13/2011

    " A lovely little book about a girl named Alice, her tenth birthday, seashells and growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 8/4/2010

    " Read aloud Grace. I enjoy his picture books better but this really shows off what he can do with words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/3/2010

    " mock newbery blog- Great for 6th and under "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 4/23/2010

    " Alice goes to the beach with her family and wants everything to be the same as it is every year. But life is unpredictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 4/17/2010

    " another great book in the lilly series. Alsways popular with the younger children. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseChrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Stina Nielsen is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her reading of Kevin Henke’s Junonia earned her a 2011 Best Voice from AudioFile magazine. She is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.