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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Ann Hoberman Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Mary Ann Hoberman has won the National Book Award for her sparkling poetry. Her debut novel, Strawberry Hill, stars 10-year-old Allie, a young Jewish girl living with her family during the Great Depression. Everyone is excited because dad has found a home to rent and the street sounds like a place filled with fun and adventure - Strawberry Hill. But Allie soon finds many challenges in her new home and works hard to overcome them. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/20/2014

    " Read this book aloud to the girls. There were some great lessons on friendship vs popularity and being kind. I was surprised at the level of depth on anti-semitism in a book for this age group but that also prompted good conversation. All in all I felt like it had much more promise and in the end didn't meet my expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 2/16/2014

    " Mild, innocent, ultimately kind of dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/14/2014

    " Interesting portrait of friendship, with a smattering of Jewish life during the Depression. But, not exactly captivating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 2/5/2014

    " Very enjoyable! Main character learned some valuable lessons in a sweet, childlike yet honest tale. "

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

    " This was okay. A sweet story that showed some real truths about friendship. Nothing earth-shattering, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lula | 1/27/2014

    " This was a great book to read with my daughter. It deals with a lot of issues around friendships and the power of words to hurt or help. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martha | 1/24/2014

    " Learning how to pick a BFF is sometimes hard. This one is set in the Depression backdrop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmy | 1/23/2014

    " I TOTALLY reccommend this for you. :):):):):) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/17/2014

    " Though set during the Depression, the predominant theme of figuring out who your friends are (and how to be a friend) feels timeless. The book's period details are fascinating but don't take center stage. This would be a good pick for kids who have enjoyed book like The Penderwicks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Pierce | 1/4/2014

    " What a great book! This novel takes place during the Depression but Allie and her family are able to survive with love and kindness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nomi | 12/12/2013

    " Very sweet girly story about 10yr old Allie growing up in CT during the 1930s and the drama of negotiating best friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 11/30/2013

    " this was a great book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 5/16/2013

    " This was a funny, light-hearted book with a happy ending but I had problems with it. It was supposed to be set in the Depression but it really did not feel like it. Some odd words seemed out of place such as "goofy" and "wierd" (p. 107, 108). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 8/4/2012

    " 10 yr old Allie resents having to move during the depression, so her dad can live closer to his new job. But she slowly adjusts to the new neighborhood, new friends, new teachers. Good read - juvenile-ish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca Zola | 5/1/2012

    " Can't STOP reading IT!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle | 2/26/2012

    " Best book ever!, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Roberts | 8/31/2011

    " One of my older daughter's favorite books that she wanted to share with me. So I read it aloud to her. A very simple tale of a bygone era...lessons about what makes a person a friend and about racism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 5/20/2011

    " During the Depression, Allie's family moves to a new home and a new city, and the story focuses on her attempts to find friends and settle in. Allie's family is Jewish, but religion is presented as negative or not important, making this not a good message for a religious audience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/13/2011

    " this book is like the best book in the world! It is about a girls moving to a new place strawberry hill. The story is so RF and just the life of a girl and her interesting life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/13/2011

    " One of my older daughter's favorite books that she wanted to share with me. So I read it aloud to her. A very simple tale of a bygone era...lessons about what makes a person a friend and about racism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laila | 11/1/2010

    " A sweet, old-fashioned read, perfect for girls (I'd say 3rd-5th grades.) It's an adept portrayal of the intricacies of elementary school friendships, and an enlightening portrait of life in the Depression era from a 4th-grade girl's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 10/9/2010

    " What a great book! This novel takes place during the Depression but Allie and her family are able to survive with love and kindness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/15/2010

    " During the Depression, Allie's family moves to a new home and a new city, and the story focuses on her attempts to find friends and settle in. Allie's family is Jewish, but religion is presented as negative or not important, making this not a good message for a religious audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 8/4/2010

    " Though set during the Depression, the predominant theme of figuring out who your friends are (and how to be a friend) feels timeless. The book's period details are fascinating but don't take center stage. This would be a good pick for kids who have enjoyed book like The Penderwicks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lula | 7/31/2010

    " This was a great book to read with my daughter. It deals with a lot of issues around friendships and the power of words to hurt or help. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 7/13/2010

    " This was a funny, light-hearted book with a happy ending but I had problems with it. It was supposed to be set in the Depression but it really did not feel like it. Some odd words seemed out of place such as "goofy" and "wierd" (p. 107, 108). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/1/2010

    " A very simple story that 1st or 2nd graders can easily follow along with, and maybe even read themselves. All about girls and best friends with episodes of anti-semitism, the depression, scarlet fever and moving. Everything is resolved quickly and positively. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/14/2009

    " A sweet book about friendship. Touches on some religious issues and prejudice, but not the main focus of the book. Very sweet. "

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