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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanne Rocklin Narrator: Lisa Baney Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a mysterious man arrives one day on Orange Street, the children who live on the block try to find out who he is and why he’s there. Little do they know that his story—and the story of a very old orange tree—connects to each of their personal worries in ways they never could have imagined. From impressing friends to dealing with an expanding family to understanding a younger sibling’s illness, the characters’ storylines come together around that orange tree. Taking place over the course of a day and a half, Joanne Rocklin’s masterful novel deftly builds a story about family, childhood anxieties, and the importance of connection. In the end the fate of the tree (and the kids who care for it) reminds us of the magic of the everyday and of the rich history all around us.

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  • Unfolding in one day’s time, the story recounts how secrets are revealed, curiosity is satisfied and wishing becomes hope because the spirit and ties of friendship and community are resilient and strong. Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing. Kirkus, starred review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/9/2014

    " Eh. Didn't really connect with the story. Found myself a little lost now and then in the audio because I hadn't been paying attention and point of view had changed... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara Truog | 2/8/2014

    " A lively, not-too-long story about the inhabitants (both young and old) of Orange Street, the vacant lot where they all congregate, and the mysterious stranger who turns up to change their lives on a hot summer morning. The book was a little bit of a slow starter but the story ties up in a very interesting, unexpected way that I really enjoyed. Great for boys and girls - I am thinking about using it for my 3rd-5th grade book club at the library next year. Daniel said that a lot of the book "just seemed like real life" but that he liked the ending too, giving it 3/5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Celeste | 2/2/2014

    " There wasn't really a story in this story. It was nothing like the back of the book. It was really just about people that live/have lived on Orange Street. It's still an OK book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/31/2014

    " I must have missed what all the other reviewers found so great about this book. I found it painfully dull and unrefreshing. Not amazing at all. "

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