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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (224 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doug Cooney Narrator: Doug Cooney and the Full Cast Family Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2003 ISBN:
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Ernie Castellano, fast-talking wheeler-dealer kid, has come up with his greatest idea yet: pet funerals! With his pals Dusty (an artist in coffins) and Swimming Pool (one of the world's great criers, an asset to any funeral she attends), Ernie creates a thriving business-and manages to land himself in more hot water than he has ever dreamed possible.

High-spirited, hilarious, and unexpectedly touching, The Beloved Dearly is a sparkling debut for a major new voice in books for young readers. 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 Kim | 2/17/2014

    " A cute, funny story...read it aloud to Lillie and Jenny. "

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

    " it was good but not the best. interesting theme but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Marie | 2/10/2014

    " This book was cute. It makes me think of when we gave Mrs. Miller's rabbit pen a funeral in oral reading. Good times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jameia | 2/1/2014

    " Book # 3 of 5th grade Chat n' Chew. "

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

    " this is a great book about a few neighborhood kids who start a new business - they're giving pet funerals. :) easy reading and pretty funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 1/10/2014

    " A very cute book about friendship, death, and sharing feelings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/24/2013

    " my hilarious third grade teacher read this out loud to us and I read the second book the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 10/25/2013

    " This has almost a Little Rascals feel to it with the kids and their actions/language but has a heart-warming ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. George | 9/29/2013

    " put the FUN in funeral. Morbid to a point but light hearted and understanding, this has elements of Lawn Boy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sitara | 9/14/2013

    " this book is amazing and sad. it's also my 200th book!!!!yay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Z-bob | 6/20/2013

    " So far I like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 5/16/2013

    " I thought this book was funny, but I'm not sure that younger kids will get all the farce. The descriptions of little kids running a business and barking orders into their cell phones were a hoot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 3/4/2013

    " Your classical trouble maker looking for a way to get money in a great and funny way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Burris | 10/7/2012

    " This book lacked something and I am not sure what it was. The story was okay, some of the characters were well developed, and the writing was okay. It just fell flat. It wasn't compelling or inspiring or even hopeful. Utterly forgettable for me but my daughter liked okay so I gave it 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 9/10/2012

    " Very good! Listened to it in a few hours. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/27/2012

    " Just as good the second time. Love the evolution of friendship and the reconsideration of priorities our hero goes through in his quest for the mighty dollar. Swimming Pool is the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ksenya | 8/12/2012

    " This book was really funny, it's about these kids that start a busniess to get paid for doing pet funerals "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 4/18/2012

    " Read it in one night so I could help Zack with his book report (: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inkwaves | 4/13/2012

    " funny, entertaining, and easy to read. As unrealistic as the business might be, it's still a good story about friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 4/10/2012

    " Ernie is a twelve-year-old tycoon, always on the lookout for a fast buck. This time he stumbles onto a money-making bonanza: pet funerals. He hires Dusty to decorate the burial boxes and Tony to dig the holes, but his prize find is Swimming Pool, a tomboy who can cry on cue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 3/8/2012

    " While reading the first chapter or two, I wasn't sure this book could hold my attention, but it somehow gripped me completely. I became lost in the fun and challenges in this charming story and even shed a tear or two at the end. A complete delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 11/3/2011

    " This book was laugh-out-loud funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 10/31/2011

    " I read this book in grade four and then did a book report on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 6/8/2011

    " I stayed up all night laughing about the crazy kids! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 1/6/2011

    " Read it in one night so I could help Zack with his book report (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Z-bob | 12/7/2010

    " So far I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 8/10/2010

    " While reading the first chapter or two, I wasn't sure this book could hold my attention, but it somehow gripped me completely. I became lost in the fun and challenges in this charming story and even shed a tear or two at the end. A complete delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ncsrats | 3/19/2010

    " Very good! Listened to it in a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 9/17/2009

    " This has almost a Little Rascals feel to it with the kids and their actions/language but has a heart-warming ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 9/2/2009

    " I thought this book was funny, but I'm not sure that younger kids will get all the farce. The descriptions of little kids running a business and barking orders into their cell phones were a hoot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 7/20/2009

    " Your classical trouble maker looking for a way to get money in a great and funny way! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 5/13/2009

    " I stayed up all night laughing about the crazy kids! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/28/2009

    " I read this book in grade four and then did a book report on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Marie | 8/13/2008

    " This book was cute. It makes me think of when we gave Mrs. Miller's rabbit pen a funeral in oral reading. Good times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inkwaves | 8/11/2008

    " funny, entertaining, and easy to read. As unrealistic as the business might be, it's still a good story about friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 7/24/2008

    " this is a great book about a few neighborhood kids who start a new business - they're giving pet funerals. :) easy reading and pretty funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 5/6/2008

    " This book was laugh-out-loud funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 3/29/2008

    " A very cute book about friendship, death, and sharing feelings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ksenya | 2/24/2008

    " This book was really funny, it's about these kids that start a busniess to get paid for doing pet funerals "

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