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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,024 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Irene Hunt Narrator: Charlie Thursto Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression.

In 1932, American’s dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. When he was just fifteen years old, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of his struggle to find a life for himself during those turbulent times.

No Promises in the Wind was awarded the 1971 Charles W. Follett Award.

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  • “In this often heartbreaking story, readers will find out what it was like for the thousands of children who left their homes during the Depression…Beautifully written by a Newbery Award–winning author, this is a title which readers will remember long after they have finished it and set it on a shelf.”


  • Winner of the Charles W. Follett Award

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matthew | 2/9/2014

    " I liked like this book it kind of has a taste of everything. Excitement, romance, sadness, and sometimes terror. I recommend this book to people who like adventure and mystery. One of my favorite parts was the ending when the two boys went home. My favorite character would have to be Joey because he was always looking for adventure and ways to help himself and his brother. I think my least favorate part would have to be when Howie died. I really like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anita Dix-McLaughlin | 1/31/2014

    " This book literally made me cry. Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zeta | 1/28/2014

    " How two brothers survived the depression while on the lamb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Cheevers | 1/22/2014

    " I know I had to read it for English, but it was a really good book! "

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About the Author

Irene Hunt (1907–2001) was an American children’s writer best known for historical novels. Her first book, Across Five Aprils was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal, an award which she won for her second novel, Up a Road Slowly. She was a nominee in 1974 for the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition available to creators of children’s books.