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Extended Audio Sample Labracadabra, by Karen Leigh Hopkins, Jessie Nelson Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Leigh Hopkins, Jessie Nelson Narrator: Jared Goldsmith Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A director and screenwriter, Jessie Nelson and writing partner Karen Leigh Hopkins have created a sparkling tale that will touch young listeners’ hearts and tickle their funny bones. Zach has been hoping and hoping for a new dog, but when he finally gets one, Larry isn’t exactly the kind of canine Zach had in mind. Larry is a mutt! And a strange-looking mutt at that! But there’s something about Larry that Zach doesn’t know. When Larry wags his tail, magic happens. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A beaut of brevity and pacing…Transitioning independent readers will enjoy getting to know the unnamed narrator and watching his attitude progress as Larry changes from ‘a used dog’ to ‘my dog.’ And they will definitely find themselves wishing for a Labracadabra of their very own.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leslie | 9/30/2011

    " Labracadabra, is a fantasy book by Jessie Nelson. 2011. This brand new book is about a boy who gets a new dog that has a magic tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 8/1/2011

    " The boy's voice is not really that of an 1st grader, maybe more 3rd to 4th. But the story is only 35p long, so maybe it's for reluctant readers? And he's kinda a jerk...but the idea is fun: Does my dog have a magic tail?

    I didn't finish reading it out loud and my son's didn't care. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by The Library Lady | 7/16/2011

    " Nice if not extraordinary little early novel for dog loving kids. Zach's new dog isn't exactly what he wanted in a dog. He may or may not have a "magical" tail. But after a few days with him, he is very much Zach's dog. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ed | 6/5/2011

    " Cute mutt with a magical tail. "

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