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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (27 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: April 2011 ISBN: 9780307879738
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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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/28/2014

    " Read aloud to girls. The flash backs were confusing for the younger ones but it was still a sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 1/19/2014

    " Wonderful comfort book. Read my review here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/20/2013

    " This is a case where the strength of the story more than offset the weaknesses of the audiobook narrator. I probably should have stopped listening and just read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/27/2013

    " Lovely story. FOCAL Award winner. 2012. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kifflie | 11/10/2013

    " Cute, feel-good kind of story. Made me want to eat oranges afterwards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Gay | 8/2/2013

    " A wonderful, homey and amazing story with rich vocabulary!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 7/21/2013

    " very intresting,once you pick it up, you cant put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 7/13/2013

    " A very satisfying story. I loved the sense of place, the children's views of life, and the way local and social history is seamlessly worked in to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianna | 5/21/2013

    " Lovely, mystical, wonderful. I LOVED this story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betsy Brainerd | 11/25/2012

    " Just couldn't get into this one. Didn't finish. However, it has received great acclaim and awards. So it must be me or the time of year or... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dashka | 9/6/2012

    " Marvelous in both its scope and in its simplicity. Reminiscent of The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode in the way it evokes a particular time and place and the timeless world of a neighborhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorelie | 8/8/2012

    " I would call this a quiet story. Love the writing style, just a quiet story. Enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christiane | 4/6/2012

    " It was fine but not as magical as I hoped, or as I think it was trying to be. Orange Street has one last remaining Valencia orange tree and the story is about a day in the life of the neighborhood that surrounds it, especially the kids who live there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 2/2/2012

    " Understated, thoughtfully written and genuinely affecting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 9/10/2011

    " Great story for about 3rd - 7th graders. The entire story takes place over 36 hours, so it is fast moving. Great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 7/28/2011

    " FOCAL Award 2012 winner! a book that can be reread several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Mcneil | 5/24/2011

    " A very sweet beautiful read, but I fear the pacing, flashbacks and intricate description makes it more of a "librarian book." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/23/2011

    " Also a good story. Covers many social problems of today's society without wallowing in them. A more juvenile Seedfolks. A wide range of characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 4/19/2011

    " I thought it was sweet, charming, nice but wasn't super-impressed. I will recommend it to readers; just not sure if it's Newbery-worthy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 4/4/2011

    " Orange Street lets you enter the world of a little neighborhood and the people that live there, complete with a map of the houses in the front of the book. Loved the characters, especially the grown-ups. Loved the art and all the little elements that make this novel feel very believable and true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 3/30/2011

    " This book was amazingly good, it goes into the problems that kids face, and comes out with a heartwarming conclusion. definitely grab this for your preteen/teen for some inspired reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/26/2011

    " Too many characters. Not enough characters of interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paty | 1/24/2011

    " Wonderful story and beautifully written. Great for reading aloud. "

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About the Author
Author Joanne RocklinJOANNE ROCKLIN's middle grade novel, THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK, won the 2013 Golden Kite Award for Fiction given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. It is also published as an audiobook. "The only imperfection in this novel is that it ends." BOOKLIST, starred. It is a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner.