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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: Kirby Larson Narrator: Chris Ensweiler, George Mount Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dogs of World War II Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781338051940
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Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her.

At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans.

Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he’s thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins’s engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world—of race and war, family and friendship—transformed.

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  • “An engaging story that is rich in historical details…Practically perfect.”

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  • “A good example of how bravery comes in all shapes, sizes—and breeds. ”

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About the Author
Author Kirby Larson
Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor book HATTIE BIG SKY as well as DEAR AMERICA: THE FENCES BETWEEN US. She has also written a number of picture books, including the award-winning THE MAGIC KERCHIEF; TWO BOBBIES: A TRUE STORY OF HURRICANE KATRINA, FRIENDSHIP, AND SURVIVAL; and NUBS: THE TRUE STORY OF A MUTT, A MARINE, AND A MIRACLE. She lives in Washington with her husband.
About the Narrators

Chris Ensweiler is a Seattle-based actor and voice artist. He has voiced many audiobooks, radio commercials, and commercial videos. Chris is a graduate of Wright State University and received his MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival PATP.

George Mount is an actor, director, and educator based in Seattle. He is the founding artistic director of Wooden O Theater, a free, outdoor Shakespeare in the parks company. He has appeared on NBC’s Grimm and Syfy’s Z Nation. As a stage actor, he has portrayed Hamlet, Benedick, Iago, Malvolio, Richard III, and several other classical characters.