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Author: Clyde Robert Bulla Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781490672564
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Today is Gregory’s ninth and so far his very worst birthday. He isn’t having a party or even a cake. His father has another job, so the family must move across town. When Gregory walks into a strange house that night, however, he finds a room of his own where he can hang his paintings. Maybe this is really his best birthday! But the very next day Uncle Max comes to stay. He sleeps in Gregory’s room and even hangs posters over the paintings. To make matters worse, the boys at the new school won’t play with Gregory. He wonders if he will ever make friends in the new neighborhood—until he discovers an abandoned chalk factory and something magical happens. Award-winning children’s author Clyde Robert Bulla turns youngsters on to books with his powerful stories. In The Chalk Box Kid, he tells the poignant tale of a boy coping with his new surroundings. Narrator Johnny Heller perfectly voices Gregory’s struggles to fit in and his final, joyous victory.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bulla has created a gem of a book, without a wasted word anywhere. He conveys the yearning and passion of a young artist and the healing power of friendship in a story that goes straight to the heart.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A gentle story, gracefully told.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Clyde Robert Bulla (1914–2007) was the author of over fifty books for children including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentine’s Day. He began writing in 1946 when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Children’s Literature award for distinguished contribution to the field.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.